Record Details

NHER Number:4641
Type of record:Building
Name:Bury's Hall


This post medieval great house is surrounded by parts of an earlier medieval moat. The 16th century colourwashed brick hall has been altered in the 18th, late 19th and 20th centuries. There is a lean-to garderobe extension on the north gable.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8843 0606
Map Sheet:TF80NE

Full description

Bury's Hall with moat (Ordnance Survey antiquity).

Moat apparently shown as only L-shape remaining on south and west of farm buildings; but (S1) is not at all clear.

Hall described in (S2) as 16th century altered in 18th, late 19th and 20th centuries. Colourwashed brick with black and
red pantiled roof. Continuous outshut to rear with off centre staircase tower. Two storeys and attic. Facade five bays; sash windows and other 19th to 20th century windows and modern porch. One two light metal framed leaded window survives in stair turret at rear. Two stacks to rear wall main block and external gable stacks all with tall 19th century Tudoresque chimneys. Lean-to garderobe outshut on north gable. Late extensions.
E. Rose (NAU), 27 October 1986.

Moat shown as L-shaped on Ordnance Survey map to south and west of farm buildings. The major part has been infilled, leaving a small stagnant pond, overhung by scrub at the extreme west end.
H. Paterson (A&E) 4 October 1995.

July 2015. Desk-based Assessment and Building Survey.
Details to come.
P. Watkins (HES), 17 February 2017.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (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

---Aerial Photograph: TF8806 H-L,M-P.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 80 NE 15.
---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 425.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Holme Holk.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.

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