Record Details

NHER Number:7251
Type of record:Monument
Name:Longham Manor


A medieval moated site that survives as earthworks. Almost all of the moat remains, with fragments of an outer enclosure to the east. A late 16th century map shows a manor house in the centre of the moat with buildings and a pond inside the outer enclosure. The site was abandoned in 1816 when the occupants moved to Longham Hall (NHER 44625). Medieval pottery has been collected on the site.

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Grid Reference:TF 9302 1570
Map Sheet:TF91NW

Full description

Moated site of former Longham Hall.

Surveyed by P. Wade-Martins.
Three medieval sherds found.
See plan in (S1). Moat now has lost its northwest corner. Outer enclosure to east. Late 16th century map shows the manor house in the centre with buildings including a dovecot, and a pond, in the outer enclosure.
Hall was demolished by the Coke family when the new one (NHER 44625) was constructed to north.
E. Rose (NAU).

Condition poor, interior thickly covered with nettles and overgrown with scrub and trees around moat sides.
H. Paterson (NAU), October 1992.

October 2002.
Site scheduled.
J. Allen (NLA), 2 January 2003.

The site was abandoned in 1816.
See (S1).
D. Robertson (NLA), 17 May 2006.

Monument Types

  • DOVECOTE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1816 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF9315 E-G,K,L.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. Tf 91 NW 12 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Longham [2].
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF426.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF426.
<S1>Monograph: Wade-Martins, P. 1980. Fieldwork and Excavation on Village Sites in Launditch Hundred, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 10. pp 33-39.

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