Record Details

NHER Number:9992
Type of record:Building
Name:Mergate Hall


A 17th century manor house, probably on the site of an earlier building, in which Queen Elizabeth I is reputed to have stayed. The house contains extensive 17th century wooden panelling. A nearby barn, dating from the 17th century, was also used as a dower house.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 18259 99390
Map Sheet:TM19NE

Full description

Great house, very elaborate, of 17th century date; probably no older remnants, despite claims.
18th and 19th century extensions. Much original and 18th century woodwork but some is from elsewhere.
Adjacent contemporary barn and cottages.
Listed grade II*.
See (S1) and (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 26 July 1990.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DOWER HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: 1985. Eastern Daily Press. 8 February.
---Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
---Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
---Map: Bryant. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.
---Newspaper Article: 1998. Eastern Daily Press. 31 January.
---Newspaper Article: 2000. Eastern Daily Press. 15 March.
---Serial: Pevsner, N.. The Buildings of England..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Unknown. 1953. 'Historical Survey' from Coronation Day Programme.
<S2>Monograph: Hitchin-Kemp, F., Kemp, T.T., Kemp, D.W., Kemp-Welch, L.E.. 1902. A general history of the Kemp and Kempe families of Great Britain and her colonies.. pp54-60.

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