Record Details

NHER Number:17803
Type of record:Building
Name:Chestnut Tree Farm, Silver Green.


A well-preserved late medieval hall house with an added chimney stack and a three storey brick western extension dating to about 1700. Nearby are the faint remains of a probable medieval moat.


  • Chesnut Farm, Hempnall. A well-preserved late medieval hall house with an added chimneystack.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TM 2554 9322
Map Sheet:TM29SE

Full description

June 1981. Listed Grade II.
Listing Description:
C17 and early C18 house. C17 timber-frame east range, plastered, steep corrugated iron roof with brick faced gable end with chimney stack. One storey and attic, dormer with catslide roof. West end early C18 painted brick, steep roof with internal stack in end gable, two storeys and attic, two windows, C18 three-light casements.
Information from (S1).
H. Hamilton (HES), 05 December 2017.

June 1984. Site Visit.
Late medieval hall house.
Well preserved, but under alteration, with later upper floor now removed. Added stack and three storey brick extension of about 1700.
Possible moat, locally said to be manor.
See report (S2) and photographs (S3) for further details.
NB corrected card; not same as Walkers Farm as on former card.
E. Rose (NAU), 29 June 1984.

September 1985. Renovations.
Pargetting was uncovered on the west wall of the original hall house, fossilised inside the later extension.
This will be preserved.
E. Rose (NAU), 24 September 1985.

June 2000. Visit.
Moat about 18 metres long, about 8 metres wide. During works to extension to house thick layer of black silt encountered to north. Area to south dredged to clay bottom three years ago.
H. Paterson (A&E), 3 July 2000.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1050299.
<S2>Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S3>Photograph: CNA 15-19.

Related records - none

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