Record Details

NHER Number:23279
Type of record:Building
Name:West Bilney Hall


An early 20th century hall, with an early 20th century concrete icehouse. In the wall of an outbuilding is a reused medieval stone carving, depicting the entombment of Christ. The carving dates from the 15th century, but its exact origins are unknown.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7013 1420
Map Sheet:TF71SW

Full description

Hall of 1906 and 1913 is not listed.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 1976.

In wall of farm building in garden to east is a limestone carved roof boss, 15th century, depicting the Entombment of Christ. See (S2), which suggests this may have come from Pentney Priory but note other carved medieval stonework in East Winch and area, may even have come from King's Lynn.

Also noted by inspector but not listed, is an ice house of about 1908 in yard to north of house, square, of concrete, entrance to south. No obvious source of ice, nearest source of water is a small stream quarter mile to south.
E. Rose (NAU) 2 February 1987.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1998. A hall in the country for £300,000. 8 January.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. Scenes from a king poacher's life. 30 October.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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