Record Details

NHER Number:1049
Type of record:Monument
Name:Candle Yards, site of medieval East Hall


East Hall was demolished around 1530. Some of the earthworks of the moat and fishponds can be seen on the ground and on aerial photographs. Pieces of medieval pottery and tile have been found. This site is the largest and highest status secular moat in Norfolk.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 064 855
Map Sheet:TM08NE

Full description

Candle Yards.
Double moat, site of East Hall, demolished around 1520.

1726. Pavement found.

1974. Medieval sherds found.

1997. Considerable quantity of medieval building remains found.

1997. Fieldwalking.
Medieval and post medieval sherds. Medieval floor and roofing tiles and bricks.
See notes in file. The results of this work are also summarised in (S1).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 4 December 1997.

8 July 1996. NLA air photography.
Moat site and fishponds visible.
H. Clare (NLA), 25 September 2001.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM0685 C,D,G-H.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF512.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TM 0685K - Q.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 08 NE 1 [4].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Archive: Norfolk Monuments Management Project File.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 451.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Kenninghall.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Designation: [Various]. Scheduling and/or Listing Correspondence. Correspondence. DNF512.
<S1>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1998. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1997. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt I pp 193-210. p 199.

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