Record Details

NHER Number:6760
Type of record:Building
Name:Metton Hall (Hall Farm)


The farmhouse here is apparently of early 17th century date, but was altered around 1800. The barns here are of a later date. Excavations in advance of a pipeline in the area of cropmarks nearby (see NHER 38618) recorded pits containing Late Saxon and medieval sherds, ditches, animal bones, pieces of slag and a lava quern stone.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2013 3751
Map Sheet:TG23NW

Full description


Moated site and farmhouse. Anciently called Ufford's Hall.
Rectangular moat with cropmarks adjacent. House apparently early 17th century, altered around 1800. Barns of latter date.
See report in file and plan of moat.
E. Rose (NLA) 3 February 1995.

1994. Watching Brief.
Observation and salvage excavation in advance of pipeline by T. Ashwin (NAU) within the area of the cropmark enclosure on south of road and which passes close to a moated site. Pits containing Late Saxon and medieval sherds; a series of north-south ditches, possibly for strip fields; animal bone, slag, lava quern from topsoil.
See (S1) and (S2) for further information.
E. Rose 27 (NLA) June 1995.

Site masked by undergrowth to east. To west encroachment onto moat by farm drove alteration. Remainder mostly under lawn, where profile is not substantial. NT and tenant had inquired about the possibilty of grant-aid to clear undergrowth. English Heritage considered site of insufficient importance to attract funding under National Monument Mapping Programme.
H. Paterson (A&E) 10 May 2002.

Monument Types

  • POST HOLE (Unknown date)
  • PIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Undated)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 2037C.
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1995. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1994. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt II pp 230-239. p 234.
---(No record type): Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Sustead.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Unpublished document: Ashwin, T.. 1994. NAU Report No. 127. Results of a watching brief at Hall Farm, Metton, Norfolk..
<S2>Article in serial: Nenk, B. S., Margeson, S. and Hurley, M. 1995. Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1994. Medieval Archaeology. Vol XXXIX pp 180-293. p233.

Related records

38618Related to: Cropmarks of possible medieval to post medieval manorial site (Monument)

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