Record Details

NHER Number:38134
Type of record:Building
Name:Old Hall

Summary

This great house probable dates to around the time of the Dissolution or shortly afterwards. It contains large quantities of reused limestone almost certainly from St Benet's Abbey (NHER 5199) who owned the manor. It was raised in height and altered in about 1900, and extended in around 1940. A building survey in 2003 ahead of structural changes seemed to confirm the presence of medieval stonework from the Abbey.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 32637 16151
Map Sheet:TG31NW
Parish:WOODBASTWICK, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Great house, probable Dissolution mansion, or of a date soon afterwards. Contains large quantities of reused limestone almost certainly from St Benet's Abbey (NHER 5199) who owned the manor. Raised in height and altered in about 1900, extended in around 1940.
See (S1) for futher details. See also plans, elevations and photographs in (S2).
E. Rose (NLA) 17 March 2003.

Photographs (S3-S5) in file.

August 2003-January 2004. Building Survey.
Proposed building work at The Old Hall, Woodbastwick, East Norfolk, prompted a record of specific features of the existing building before alteration/demolition or exposure during changes to the structure. Little evidence for original 16th or 17th century fabric was found, although one of the walls, when demolished contained architectural fragments, probably derived from a major ecclesiastical building, possibly St Benets Abbey (NHER 5199), not far away.
See report (S6) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S7).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2008.82).
J. Allen (NLA) 2 September 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • MANOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STABLE (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2003. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Unpublished Document: FPD Savills Architects. 2003. Old Hall, Woodbastwick. Planning Application.
<S3>Photograph: KMC.
<S4>Photograph: Rose, E.. 2003. KHW 22.
<S5>Photograph: Savills, F.D.P.. 2003. Photograph of the Old Hall, Woodbstwick.
<S6>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2004. Building Survey at Woodbastwick Old Hall, Woodbastwick, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 959.
<S7>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2004. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2003. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt III pp 573-588. p 588.

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