Record Details

NHER Number:20532
Type of record:Building
Name:The Old Hall, Rectory Road


A 16th century house of about 1500, with a porch, stair turret and an east wing of about 1600. Wallpaintings have been found on the upper floor of the Hall, depicting a flower vase and two figures. There are traces of a possible medieval moat in the grounds of the Hall, suggesting that it was built on a medieval manorial moated site.


  • Old Hall, Edgefield. The prominent porch tower as added to this 15th or 16th centrury building around 1600  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 0945 3495
Map Sheet:TG03SE

Full description

Flint building, with brick porch and rear wing and stair turret added about in 1600 to an existing building of about 1500? Traces of wall paintings; later alterations.
Possible manorial site, perhaps with moat.
See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NAU) 17 July 1984.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WALL PAINTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 03 NE 1.
---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 455.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CNH 1-16.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1152709.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1984. Building Report.. Building Report.

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