Record Details

NHER Number:17705
Type of record:Building
Name:The Hall or Somerton Hall


This grand house dates to the post medieval period but has a complex history. Some sections of the house may date to the 16th and 18th centuries but further work was carried out in the 19th century. The cellars have 19th century elements but may be earlier in date; and some of the cellar joists were probably originally parts of boats. A piece of 15th century stonework has been found in the garden here.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4758 1961
Map Sheet:TG41NE

Full description

1981. Visit.
19th century building encasing some remains, 16th century?. Unusual cellars. Genuine reused ship's timbers.
For full details see report (S1) in file.
E. Rose, 2 November 1981.

April 2002. Building Survey.
Norfolk Historic Buildings Group survey.
Suggests more phases of construction than previously thought, including one in the Regency period.
See report (S2) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA), 28 February 2003.

2004. Fragment of 15th century tracery noted in garden.
E. Rose (NLA), 29 March 2004.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---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Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1981.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Unpublished Report: Brown, S. and Brown, M. 2002. Somerton Hall - West Somerton. Norfolk Historic Buildings Group Report.

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