Record Details

NHER Number:32795
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Winfarthing Hall or Manor


This is the site of Winfarthing Hall or manor. Aerial photography recorded the remains the earthworks of the medieval moated enclosure. It is thought to have survived into the 16th century, although the photographs indicated the site was being destroyed.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1064 8657
Map Sheet:TM18NW

Full description

June 1997. Fieldwalking and Documentary Research.
Aerial photograph evidence from 1946 and 1997 has indicated likely earthworks, now ploughed. Site visited and fieldwalking conducted. Results and limited documentary research suggest medieval manor house, existing at least into 16th century, with 'The Great Park'.
Sources [1] Blomefield and [2] Tithe Map (NRO 532).
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
B. Cushion (NLA), June 1997. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2015.

24 April 1997. NLA aerial photography.
Soilmarks indicate that the moated site is being destroyed and spread by ploughing.
S. Massey (NLA), 26 October 2001.

Medieval coin and post-medieval belt mount recovered in January-February 2009 and previously recorded in error under this number are now recorded under NHER 56699.
A. Beckham (HES), 9 October 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FISHPOND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: RAF. RAF TM 18/TM 1086/A.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1997. TM 1086A - B.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1997. Winfarthing Hall & Parks.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1998. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1997. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt I pp 193-210. p 209.

Related records

17882Parent of: Site of Winfarthing Great Park medieval deer park (Monument)
32796Parent of: Winfarthing Park (Monument)

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