Record Details

NHER Number:7215
Type of record:Building
Name:Beck Hall

Summary

A late 18th century farmhouse and barn, built on a moated site, formerly the site of a medieval hospital and chapel (NHER 51208).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0214 2079
Map Sheet:TG02SW
Parish:BILLINGFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

January 1981. Field Observation.
The Hall is a long brick building of 2 storeys, with bow windows each side of the central doorway on the east façade and corner pilasters. Externally it is of late 18th century style, though possible traces of blocked windows may suggest an older core.
E. Rose (NAU) 22 January 1981.

Beck Hall and Barn.
The Hall is described as the former Holkham Estate farmhouse, late 18th century with an earlier core, surrounded
by a moat and believed to be the site of a medieval hospice [NHER 51208].
The barn is described as an 18th century brick building with side additions of 1860 and 1879. It has 18 bays with continuous out-shut beneath a catslide roof to south side and a queen post roof structure. It now houses grain silos and was listed for group value.
Information from (S3).
H. Hamilton (NLA), 25 January 2008.

Monument Types

  • BARN (17th Century to 21st Century - 1700 AD to 2100 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (17th Century to 21st Century - 1700 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • SHINE
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0220A-F.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 02 SW 6b [2] TG 02 SW 7.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 388.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entries 1077411 and 1169844.

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