Record Details

NHER Number:10918
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Seymer's Hall, Blo Norton


This is the site of Seymer's Hall that is marked on old Ordnance Survey maps. Analysis of aerial photographs reveals the remains of a moated hall that is recorded as burning down before 1585. It was the seat of the Brampton family. A wooden dish inlaid with mother of pearl, and a gold ring inscribed on its outer rim SANS MAL PENSER were found at this site before 1846.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 0100 7944
Map Sheet:TM07NW

Full description

Seat of the Bramptons, burnt down before 1585 (Ordnance Survey).
Wooden dish inlaid with mother of pearl, and gold ring inscribed on outer rim SANS MAL PENSER, found pre 1846 when exhibited by [1]. See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 9 February 1988.

November 1946. RAF air photograph
Shows cropmark of moat, about 50m east to west by 40m north to south with leat extending from northeast
B. Cushion (NLA) 23 October 1998.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • RING (Undated)
  • VESSEL (Undated)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 07/TM 0179/A.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Blo Norton.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1847. Appendix. Extracts from the Proceedings of the Committee. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol I pp 363-375. p 368.

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