Record Details

NHER Number:8615
Type of record:Building
Name:Stokesby Hall


A post medieval hall, which stands on the site of a medieval manor house. The hall has a 16th century porch tower on the south front with decorative terracotta tiles and reused medieval stonework. The rest of the hall has been dated to the 17th and 18th centuries, with later alterations. The nearby brick barns date to the late 18th century and both have thatched roofs.


  • A terracotta plaque at Stokesby Hall  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 4399 1015
Map Sheet:TG41SW

Full description

Medieval manorial site.
One wall of this building may remain in cellar. Present building contains much reused stone (but probably ecclesiastical) and terracottas.
Present building has one cell, and a projection, of the late 16th century. The remainder dates to after about 1770 with 19th century alterations. The building may have been an attached chamber block to a timber framed hall set at right angles and later demolished.
Two barns, late 18th century.
See (S1) in file.
See also (S4).
E. Rose (NLA) 28 July 1999.

(S2) dates the Hall to the 17th century, 1718 and the later 18th century.
The tower (or possible 'chamber block' as mentioned in (S1) and above) on the south front is interpreted as a porch tower by (S2) and (S3). (S3) dates the tower, which has decorative terracotta panels, to the 16th century and relates it to the manor house built by the Clere family.
S. Spooner (NLA) 8 February 2006

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (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

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1999. Historic farmhouse damaged by fire. 5 February.
---Photograph: JLV 3-19.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 41 SW 6 [3].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Serial: Martin, E. 1998. Little Wenham Hall., A Reinterpretation. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Vol XXXIX Pt 2 pp 151-164. pp 151-164.
---Unpublished Document: Francis Horner Brown & Co.. 1999. Report on Barn at Hall Farm, Stokesby, Norfolk.. 29 April.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Stokesby with Herringby.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NLA). 1999. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1050998.
<S3>Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 679.
<S4>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2000. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1999. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt III pp 521-543. p 537.

Related records

MNO5585Related to: Barn 25 metres NW of Stokesby Hall Runham Road STOKESBY (Revoked)
55724Related to: Barn 25m north-west of Stokesby Hall (Building)
MNO5574Related to: Barn 50 metres north of Stokesby Hall STOKESBY (Revoked)
55723Related to: Barn 50m north of Stokesby Hall (Building)

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