Record Details

NHER Number:20118
Type of record:Building
Name:Holverston Hall


This mid to late 16th century building contains many blocks of reused stone including Norman and Early English style carved fragments that may come from nearby St Mary's Church (NHER 10331). The porch tower may be original or may have been added to the building later. There are 17th century extensions. There are numerous outbuildings (NHER 44028, 44029 and 44031).


  • The ornate south gatepost at Holverston Hall  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • The south facade of the mid 16th century Holverston Hall  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 3072 0319
Map Sheet:TG30SW

Full description

Building apparently of mid to late 16th century with porch tower. Contains many ashlar fragments and Norman or Early English colonettes - from church? See NHER 10331. Original outbuildings joined by later (17th century?) wing. Ornate garden wall and gates. Large barn ?17th century.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 6 March 1984.

Listing grades: Hall II*; garden wall II; two barns, each II; Old Granary II.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GATE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STABLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1050458.
---Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. NHER TG 3003AP-AS (NLA 368/JCK1-3, 5) 08-JUL-1996.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1996. Building on the past. 12 November.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 426.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CLY 30 to 33 Holverston Hall.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1984. Building Report.. Building Report.

Related records

44028Related to: Barn east of Holverston Hall (Building)
44029Related to: Barn northeast of Holverstone Hall (Building)
44030Related to: Garden wall of Holverston Hall (Building)
44031Related to: The Old Granary, a former stable block (Building)

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