Record Details

NHER Number:2366
Type of record:Building
Name:Raynham Old Hall


This is the site of the Old Hall, a post medieval moated building. The remains on site include those of the 16th century brick and pantile gatehouse, thirteen bay stable of 1700 and a mid 18th century barn with a cart entrance. A number of pedestrian and carriageways have been blocked off but are still visible. The Old Hall has been disused for a long time but the two storey cottage at the rear clearly incorporates part of Old Hall in its flint and brick structure.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8783 2567
Map Sheet:TF82NE

Full description

Remains of Old Hall.
(S1) describes as moated.

16th century gatehouse. Brick, red and black pantiles. Two storey with two bay returns. Blocked pedestrian and carriageways to north with dripmoulds. Cutdown gable with damaged brick and flint decorative work with three lozenges of brick and tile. South return has brick buttresses and blocked pedestrian way; north return similar but no buttresses, two storey cottage at rear clearly incorparates part of Old Hall in flint and brick.
Thirteen bay stable of around 1700, south gable with 19th century details; central porch with stepped gable.
Three stead mid 18th century barn attached, also with stepped battlemented west gable; central cart doors.
From (S2).
E. Rose 10 (NAU) January 1985.

November 1998.
At rear of gatehouse, seen only from distance, is a red brick building with an unusual row of open lunettes at eaves level. It is a gas retort house.
E. Rose (NLA) November 1998 and 12 July 1999.

(S3) in file. Cross reference NHER 2379.

The Old Hall has been empty and disused for some time and the stables are no longer in use.
A yellow stone plaque has appeared, leaning against the stables, 'THIS PLANTATION BY GEO VIC TOWNSEND ANO DOM 1765'. This has presumably come from somewhere on the estate.
E. Rose (NLA) 15 November 2005.

(S4) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 17 January 2007.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GAS WORKS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GATEHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RETORT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STABLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF8725 ABB.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TF 8825ACE - ACF.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TF8825/ACB - ACD, AK; TF8725/ACB - ACC.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1993. TF 8725ABX.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TF 8825ABL - ABZ.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 608-609.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Raynham (East).
<S1>Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy, B. 1961. Some Norfolk Halls. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXII pp 163-208. p 195.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1999. [unknown]. 18 August.
<S4>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

Related records

2369Part of: Raynham Park (Monument)
MNO5544Related to: Raynham Old Hall Raynham Park EAST RAYNHAM (Revoked)

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