Record Details

NHER Number:11951
Type of record:Monument
Name:Berry Hall medieval complex, Walsingham


A medieval rectangular moat can be seen on this site. A large pillar of mortared flint nearby may be the corner of a building, perhaps a gatehouse for the moated site,and is related to earthworks that can be seen around it. The present hall was built in 1532 by Mr Berry. It was considerably altered in the 17th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9415 3760
Map Sheet:TF93NW

Full description

1 May 1980. Visit. Berry Hall medieval complex.
Moat; remains of mansion? to east; to west Hall of 1532 with 17th century work.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 1 May 1980.

Pre 1981.
Medieval coins found. See description in file.

Foundations are clearly visible at times of year forming a square of which the pile of rubble is a corner. Is it a gatehouse east of the stream for building on moat to the west? Mass has been repaired at some time in recent past.
Information from P. Walker (Department of the Environment).
E. Rose (NAU), 1 November 1984.

July 1994. Earthwork Survey.
The flint masonry pillar, 2m high and 1.6m square appears to be northeast corner of structure. L shaped flint masonry wall and ground level to west, all on uneven platform overlooking north northeast to south southwest aligned 7m plus wide linear channel, with pond fed by spring at southern end.
See report (S2) for plan and further details. This site was included in (S3) and the survey is also noted in (S4).
For remaining earthworks in field see NHER 30697.
B. Cushion (NLA), July 1994. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2015.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Management Statement
  • Management Statement
  • Management Statement
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Management Statement
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 93 NW 12 [3]; TF 93 NW 28 [3].
---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. pp 486-487.
---Article in Serial: 1931. Berry Hall, Great Walsingham, Norfolk.. Country Life. 6 June, p1.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1981. Building Report. Building Report.
<S2>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1994. Gt. Walsingham SMR 30697 & 11951 (Part). Earthwork Survey Report.
<S3>Monograph: Cushion, B. and Davison, A. 2003. Earthworks of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 104. p 44.
<S4>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1995. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1994. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt II pp 230-239.

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