Record Details

NHER Number:2937
Type of record:Building
Name:Brisley Hall


A medieval house, which stands in what was originally a three compartment moat. The house itself dates from the 15th century or earlier, and has a remarkable ceiling in the original hall. The house was extended and altered between the 17th and the 19th centuries. This site was probably a medieval manorial site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9525 2137
Map Sheet:TF92SE

Full description

Medieval moated site.
Moat originally of three compartments, and was probably a manorial site.
Hall built in the late 15th century at the earliest, includes very fine 15th to 16th century ceiling in what is now subsidiary wing.
Present main hall added about 1600.
Older block faced in brick and heightened in various stages during the 17th to 19th century.
1600 block has porch tower and stair turret, the latter is an addition during or soon after construction.
Restored 1986.
See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose, (NAU) 8 March 1988.

Monument Types

  • GREAT 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 - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Management Statement

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. [Sale advertisement for Brisley Hall, Brisley]. 25 May.
---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 219-220.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Brisley.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1342482.

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