Record Details

NHER Number:6635
Type of record:Building
Name:North Barningham Hall


The remaining wing of a large H-shaped early 17th century mansion, originally home to the Palgrave family, and standing on the site of an earlier moated building. Among the various outbuildings in the grounds of the house, there is a 17th century privy house and possibly some of the earliest foxhound kennels known to exist.
In ruins for many years, the house is now understood to have been restored.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1563 3692
Map Sheet:TG13NE

Full description

Or Barningham Norwood Hall.
One wing of an originally H shaped house, probably of 1638 despite accounts of earlier work. On an older moated site. Fine 17th century detached privy. 19th century outbuildings.
See reports (S1) and (S2) in file. Architect's plans (S3), photographs (S4) and various old papers (S5) and Norfolk Archaeological Rescue Group photographs (S6) in file. (S7).
E. Rose (NLA), 10 July 1991.

November 2002.
South arm waterfilled, east arm dry. Up to about 4.5m wide, 2.5m deep. Other arms infilled. Possible smaller moat to west. All within landscaped gardens of Hall.
H. Paterson (A&E), 9 January 2003.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ANIMAL HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CELLAR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRAIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN FEATURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GATE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PRIVY HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PLAQUE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy, B. 1961. Some Norfolk Halls. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXII pp 163-208. p 167.
---Serial: Bryant, T. H.. 1898-1915. The Churches of Norfolk. Vols 1-19. Vols 1-19..
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 13 NE 3 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Serial: Dollin, B. W. 1986. Moated Sites in North-East Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXIX Pt III pp 262-277. p 272.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 620.
---Article in Serial: 1932. The Proceedings of the Society during 1931. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXIV Pt III pp lviii-lxxiv. pp lxiii-lxvi.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Gresham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1991. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Haywood, S.. 1994. Kennels at North Barningham Hall, Gresham.. February.
<S3>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S4>Photograph: SQ, CVW, FNY 1A-6A.
<S5>Correspondence: Various letters and plans relating to North Barningham Hall..
<S6>Photograph: 1984. NARG, various..
<S7>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.

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