Record Details

NHER Number:9245
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moated site of Old Hall


The medieval moated site of Old Hall. This is marked as Hall Yards on a map of 1714. The moat now lies in a small wood. Some of the ditches still contain water.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 126 083
Map Sheet:TG10NW

Full description

Moated site of Old Hall.
Marked as Hall Yards on map of 1714 according to (S1)
Called Old Hall on (S2).
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

(S3) says this is not a moat but an early decoy. However (S4) checked by E. Rose (NAU) shows this as a perfectly square moat.
E. Rose (NAU), 1980.

New (S3) dated 4 February 1981 (to NAU 1987) states this is a moat - waterfilled north and east arms and portion of dry south side. West side infilled. Interior featureless.
E. Rose (NAU), 17 August 1987.

North arm of moat wet, east boggy. South arm survives as depression partly filled with ornamental reeds in garden of Lodge. West arm seen to south as depression, north section filled in. Interior uneven, bisected by low bank. Pond like feature outside moat to northwest. Much dead wood in moats. Whole under mature trees.
Measures approximately 28 paces east to west, 50 paces north to south.
H. Paterson (A&E), 10 July 1996.

25 June 1996. NLA air photography.
Location of moat visible, burt earthwork obscured by trees.
H. Clare (NLA), 23 August 2001.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 1208Q - R, V, X.
---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. Marlingford.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy, B. 1961. Some Norfolk Halls. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXII pp 163-208. p 193.
<S2>Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.
<S3>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 10 NW 7 [2].
<S4>Map: 1836. Marlingford tithe map.

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