Record Details

NHER Number:10940
Type of record:Building
Name:Heywood Manor

Summary

An early 17th century timber framed manor house within a medieval moat. The moat and associated earthworks are visible on aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 118 869
Map Sheet:TM18NW
Parish:HEYWOOD, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

2 August 1977. NAU air photographs.
Earthworks of moated site.
D. A. Edwards (NAU) 17 March 1981.

Marked as Ordnance Survey antiquity.
Note the outworks or approach to west.
E. Rose (NAU) 1 June 1981.

Manor house within moat is an early 17th century timber framed building with a massive chimney.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 1 June 1981.

Moat partly surrounds farm buildings, filled in to southeast and south.
Dry and nettle filled to east of farm drive.
Wet to west of farm drive, and west arm also wet.
Width varies between about 2 to 3m but widens to some 15m at northwest corner to form a pond.
Earthworks noted on NHER to west are not now evident.
Occupier says land was ploughed 25 to 30 years ago.
Moat dredged to fair depth a few years ago.
H. Paterson (A&E) 11 November 1997.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MANOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SITE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 1187A-D.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Diss.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

Related records - none

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