Record Details

NHER Number:8880
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bayfield Hall


Bayfield Hall was a large timber framed building, noted by the Ordnance Survey as an antiquity and apparently associated with a moat or earthworks. It is reported that the building was subdivided into cottages for some time, but that it was irrevocably damaged by a fire in the 1970s.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0597 0562
Map Sheet:TG00NE

Full description

Ordnance Survey antiquity.
Demolished according to Ordnance Survey card (S1), around the 1970s.

Farmer at Manor Farm stated that this was a large timber framed building which had been divided into cottages. Burnt down some time around 1970. [1]
E. Rose (NAU), Novemember 1980.

Source (S2) refer to Coston Church as standing 'near the ruins of some large building - query what has been?' Was this the building? Or perhaps Manor Farm (see NHER 16725?). No, the reference is to the archdeacon's palace, NHER 21233.
E. Rose (NAU), 6 November 1980.

Map of 1883 (S3) has 'Bayfield Hall, remains of' and 'moat' in Gothic text.
E. Rose (NLA), 26 November 2005.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Runhall.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 00 NE 3b.
<S2>Documentary Source: Martin, T. c. 1700-1799. Collections of Church Notes. Norfolk Records Office. c. 1730.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. First edition six inch map.

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