Record Details

NHER Number:2102
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Old Godfrey's Hall


This is the site of Godfrey's Hall, a late 16th century hall within a medieval moat. The hall was demolished in the late 19th century and some of the internal fittings moved to the new hall, NHER 33854. A barn still stands on the site of the Old Hall, containing reused blocks of ashlar masonry.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 969 361
Map Sheet:TF93NE

Full description

Porch 16th century remains (S1), 3 sections of moat survive.
R.R. Clarke (NCM)

The porch was in fact demolished in the 1960s. A distant photograph shows the hall was E-shaped with stepped gables. Various stone and timber fragments were removed to NHER 33854 at the time of the main hall's demolition in 1870.
A surviving barn is of flint with reused quoins and blocks of large ashlar blocks. The cart doors, in late post medieval brick, cut two storeys of small windows blocked in brick. What was this building?
Information from [1].
E. Rose (NLA) 28 September 1998.

(S2) in file.
R.J. Rickett (NAU) 5 June 1990

Monument Types

  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---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 554.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Hindringham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-East Norfolk and Norwich. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. p 167.
<S2>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Records / Pastscape.

Related records

33854Related to: Godfreys Hall or Hall Farmhouse, Hindringham (Building)

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