Record Details

NHER Number:10916
Type of record:Building
Name:Blo Norton Hall

Summary

This is a moated site that dates to 1280. The moat still remains and there is a 16th century timber framed, wattle and daub hall with brick gables within it. It was enlarged around 1585. There is an arch in the garden that dates to 1564 and originally have come from Elveden Hall, Suffolk. Reports suggest there was a garden temple at this site in a wood. Within the moated area Neolithic arrowheads and scrapers, two Roman coins and some post medieval Nuremburg tokens were recovered.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 0081 7961
Map Sheet:TM07NW
Parish:BLO NORTON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Moated site.
Neolithic flint, Roman coins etc. found.
Hall mid 16th century altered at several dates.
Arch of 1564 from Elveden in garden.
See notes in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 15 March 1984.

December 2011.
See file for digital photographs taken around the time that proposals for the partial redevelopment site were first submitted [1].
P. Watkins (HES), 16 September 2019.

Monument Types

  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SWORD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • SHINE
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy, B. 1961. Some Norfolk Halls. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXII pp 163-208. p 170.
---Article in Serial: Duleep Singh, F. 1914. An Account of Blo' Norton Hall. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XVIII pp 211-260. 212.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 209-210; Pl 58.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Blo Norton.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Blo-Norton.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Blo Norton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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