Record Details

NHER Number:8189
Type of record:Building
Name:Remains of a medieval castle at Dilham Hall


A 19th century hall, close to which stands a 15th century flint and brick tower with a stretch of wall, the remains of Dilham Castle. The tower probably is one side of the castle's gatehouse. In 2003, during building works to the hall, a medieval undercroft was discovered beneath it. This almost certainly was part of the original castle, but was filled with post medieval building rubble, indicating that there was a further building on the site after the medieval castle but before the present hall.
There are ecclesiastical stone features in the grounds, said to come from the parish church, but probably from elsewhere.


  • 14th or 15th century tower, all that survives of Dilham Castle  © Norfolk County Council


Grid Reference:TG 3340 2622
Map Sheet:TG32NW

Full description

Probably 15th century.
Other medieval fragments of ecclesiastical type.
For full details see (S1) in File.
E. Rose (NAU), 9 February 1981.

Tower listed (S2) and scheduled 1998 (S3).

Remains of medieval undercroft found beneath 19th century hall building.
See (S4) in file. (S5).
See also (S6).
E. Rose (NLA), 15 July 2003.

Monument Types

  • CASTLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNDERCROFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Dilham Hall Tower. Print.
---Archive: Heywood S. (HES). 1994. Norfolk County Council Site Visit Record - Remains of a medieval castle at Dilham Hall.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Dilham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: BVA13-14.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 1981. Building Report.
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S3>Scheduling record: English Heritage. Scheduling Report.
<S4>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 2003. Building Report..
<S5>Article in serial: Brittain, H. 1904. Dilham 'Castle'. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XV pp 190-193. p 190.
<S5>Photograph: Rose, E.. 2003. KJX 1-11.
<S6>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 576.

Related records

MNO4024Related to: Tower at Dilham Hall DILHAM (Revoked)

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