Record Details

NHER Number:2384
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Hagbeach Hall


This medieval building was demolished in 1887, although the 17th century stables remain and have been converted into several houses. The site is moated and part of the medieval moat still survives. Fieldwalking and metal detecting here recovered a concentration of fragments of Roman pottery, medieval pottery, medieval tile, Roman, medieval and post medieval coins and a Middle or Late Saxon unfinished strap end.

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Grid Reference:TF 49 07
Map Sheet:TF40NE

Full description

Site of Hagbeach Hall.
Mentioned 1628; demolished pre 1887; had moat, now ploughed out.
Information from (S1).
Extremely large moated site marked on (S2) and an idea of this can be got from (S3).
E. Rose (NAU), 31 January 1986.

(S4) notes buildings still on part of site as Hagbeach House, converted from stable block now two properties; late 17th century, 18th century and 120th century. Brick, two storeys, central 18th century door in modern surround. Two 18th century windows, others modern. Bell based gable roof. Internal stacks and ridge stack. Rear has blocked loosebox doors. Also late 17th century gatepier and wall, brick and limestone; rounded niche with coat of arms; cornice and ball finial; ramped up to house gable but on east interrupted by courtyard entrance.
E. Rose (NAU), 1 January 1986.

27 March 1986. Fenland fieldwalking.
Weathered soil, some bare and young conifers.
Roman concentration, medieval sherds.

Pre 1987. Metal detecting.
Medieval to post medieval coins.

1989. Fieldwalking.
Medieval sherds and roof tile.

1998. Metal detecting.
Roman coins and sherds, medieval coins, post medieval sherd and Middle Saxon/Late Saxon unfinished strap end.
See details and (S5) in file.
A. Rogerson 2 September 1998

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S6).

Monument Types

  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GARDEN WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • LIVERY STABLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. EMN 1. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. EMN 6. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. EMN AB. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 333.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Emneth.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 40 NE 25.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).
<S3>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S4>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1077702, 1077703 and 1305580.
<S5>Map: Finder's Map..
<S6>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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