Record Details

NHER Number:7521
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moated site


The probable site of the first Haveringland hall, seemingly a medieval moated mansion.Only the moat remains, but many fragments of medieval pottery and tile have been found on the central island.

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Grid Reference:TG 1520 2162
Map Sheet:TG12SE

Full description

North of Haveringland Church, west of demolished hall.
Moat (OS) Probable site of hall before 1580 (see NHER 7519).
Medieval sherds found.

March 1979. Fieldwalking.
By [1] and 15 helpers (very brief).
Moat still complete and waterfilled; island raised. Ploughed land to north and east; wasteland on west, pinewoods on south.
Finds from island only greyware base sherd; several small grey-black sherds, 6 greenglazed Grimston sherds; glazed base with thumb print; much brick and tile. All 14th - 16th centuries. Found on surface and in rabbit scapes. No finds to north of moat except brick from airfield buildings.
Finds identified by W. P. Milligan (NCM).
Information from [1].
E. Rose (NAU) 6 April 1979.

Copy of NARG survey in file.

"And there is a place by ye old Abbey or Mange in this Town, which is called St. Willcamp or St Will's Camp" - (S1) (he derives name from St. William of Norwich).
E. Rose (NAU).

Could refer to this site or to Mountjoy Priory? (NHER 7754).
E. Rose (NAU).

This in fact certainly refers to site NHER 7754, see that record.
E. Rose (NLA), 7 May 1997.

(S2) gives this as the site of Meys or Stirling's Manor - "The site is in a close at the division of Cawston parish, almost by Heverlond; it is enclosed within an old moat, and contained about an acre". Is Cozens-Hardy wrong therefore in saying this was the site of the first Haveringland Hall? (see above and NHER 7519).
E. Rose (NAU) 21 October 1986.

February 2003.
Moated site about 75m long and 50m wide. Ditches up to 8m wide, shallow and dry. Interior mown grass, with a patch of thickbramble cover in centre. Banks fringed with young elm, and old elm stumps.
H. Paterson (A&E), 14 February 2003.

Monument Types

  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1521 F, G.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Cawston.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Martin, T.. c. 1730. Church Notes..
<S2>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1807. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Vol VI. p 262.

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