Record Details

NHER Number:14705
Type of record:Building
Name:Oldhall Farm

Summary

An early 16th century guildhall, belonging to the guild of St John the Baptist. The guidhall had a large open hall and a two storey cell, and was subdivided into two houses after the Dissolution. The building has an unusual undercroft, which may have been used as a strongroom for the guild's regalia.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 0753 8085
Map Sheet:TM08SE
Parish:BRESSINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Guildhall of St John Baptist.
Apparently late medieval open hall with stack and 2 storeyed west end rooms, unusual ornate undercroft used as a strongroom?
East end floored with reused early 16th century timbers, possibly in 1549 when guild suppressed.
Windows glazed and possible garderobe tower added.
18th to 19th century alterations.
Restored 1979.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 19 August 1985.

1992. NAU excavation.
Produced Middle Saxon sherd, medieval and post medieval sherds and other material to north of building.
See (S2).
E. Rose (NLA) 18 September 1992.

Monument Types

  • GUILDHALL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GUILDHALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1993. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1992. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt IV pp 522-532. p 524.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Fiche: Exists.
---Photograph: BDN 8a, 9a, 10.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 1985. Building Report..
<S2>Unpublished document: Wallis, H.. 1992. NAU Report No. 37. Report on Evaluation Excavation at Old Hall Farm, Bressingham..

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