Record Details

NHER Number:19705
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval East Hall Manor and remains of post medieval barn


In 1983 a number of finds were retrieved from the ploughed surface here, including part of a quern, Roman pottery sherds. In addition, pieces of flint rubble and building footings were noted here, possibly belonging to a post medieval barn. A subsequent investigation of the site in 1989 suggested it may have been a moated manorial site and documentary sources suggest that East Hall Manor may once have stood here.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 9345 9034
Map Sheet:TL99SW

Full description

October 1983. Found while metal detecting on ploughed surface in wood.
Flint rubble.
Seventeen Roman sherds.
Ten medieval sherds including Grimston greenglazed..
Ten late medieval/transitional to post medieval.
One fragment lava quern.
Wood contains earthworks and remains of footings.
No metalwork found.
Pottery and quern.
NCM from [1].
A. Gregory (NAU) 11 November 1983.

Note wood not marked as such on unrevised 6in Ordnance Survey, simply as an enclosure.
E. Rose (NAU) 22 November 1983.

The footings appear to be those of a barn marked on the first edition 6in Ordnance Survey, with yard on site to west.
E. Rose (NAU) 4 January 1989.

1989. Illington Survey. Fieldwalking.
Suggested as possible moated site. Maybe manorial.
See details in file.
Information from member of the public [2].
E. Rose (NAU) 3 August 1989.

Suggested as site of East Hall Manor.
See reference (S1).

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Undated)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Undated)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Monograph: Davison, A. et al. 1993. Illington: A Study of a Breckland Parish and its Anglo-Saxon Cemetery. East Anglian Archaeology. No 63.

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