Record Details

NHER Number:2448
Type of record:Building
Name:Denver Hall

Summary

A late medieval manor house, which may date back to the 15th century, with later alterations. The hall has stepped gables, and is decorated with coats of arms and terracotta panels. A gatehouse (NHER 55729), dated 1570, stands in the grounds of the hall.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6158 0155
Map Sheet:TF60SW
Parish:DENVER, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Manor house of about 1490 to 1520, incorporating the remains of East Hall manor house.
Extended 1570.
Stepped gables with round pinnacles and rusticated chimneys.
Terracotta panels of the gabels and walls form the letters 'IWERWEN'.
Stone coat of arms flaknked by terracotta pilasters, though to be those of the Willoughby family.
Main south façade is Georgian, with 8 bays.
See (S1), (S2) and (S3).
E. Rose (NLA) October 1990.

For details of the gatehouse formerly recorded under this number, see NHER 55729.
A. Cattermole (HES), 17 June 2011.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 60 SW 5 [2].
---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 280.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Denver.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1342309.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1977. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S3>Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy, B. 1961. Some Norfolk Halls. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXII pp 163-208. p 176.

Related records

MNO7072Related to: Denver Hall Ely Road DENVER (Revoked)
MNO7080Related to: Gatehouse 20m north of Denver Hall Ely Road DENVER (Revoked)
55729Related to: Gatehouse in grounds of Denver Hall (Building)

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