Record Details

NHER Number:10638
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval Hedenham Hall


The site of Hedenham Hall, a medieval moated great house.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3127 9442
Map Sheet:TM39SW

Full description

Site of Hedenham Hall, with moat (marked on Ordnance Survey map).
E. Rose (NAU).

2004. Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey.
Norfolk Ancient Woodland Historic Environment Rapid Identification Survey Pilot Study.
Site of Hedenham Hall examined as part of survey of Hedenham Wood (NHER 40186). This work demonstrated that the site consists of an almost complete moated enclosure, approached from the south by a ditched causeway. Possible fishponds were noted to the north-west and further enclosures to the south-east. The whole is within a larger enclosure enclosure extending to the north and west into what is now arable land.
See report (S1) for further information, including detailed descriptions of the individual features identified (NHER 40186; Context 6). The results of this survey are also summarised in (S2).
B. Cushion, June 2004. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 June 2015.

July 2006. Norfolk NMP
The earthworks of Hedenham Hall moat are not clearly visible on the aerial photographs quoted in (S1) or on other available aerial photographs and were not mapped as part of the Norfolk National Mapping Programme.
J. Albone (NMP), 26 July 2006.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COPPICE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FISHPOND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WOOD (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WOOD BANK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 39 SW 3.
---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. Hedenham.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Cushion, B. 2004. Norfolk Ancient Woodland Historic Environment Rapid Identification Survey. Pilot Study Final Report. Brian Cushion Archaeological & Cartographical Surveyor. p 38.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2005. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2004. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt IV pp 751-763. p 757.

Related records - none

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