Record Details

NHER Number:2103
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Coldham Hall


This is the site of Coldham Hall. No trace of the hall remains apart from some stretches of the medieval moat and fragments of masonry that may be part of a medieval bridge. The pond to the south of the site is probably the ditched boundary of the former common. Metal detecting on the site has recovered a medieval lead ampulla, part of a medieval cauldron, a medieval weight and medieval pottery.

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Grid Reference:TF 9775 3603
Map Sheet:TF93NE

Full description

Remains of (Ordnance Survey antiquity).
Part of moat?.
E. Rose (NAU)

(S1) in file.
R.J. Rickett (NAU) 5 June 1990

December 1990. Found while detecting. Corner of field.
2 medieval copper alloy sheet 'paper clip' vessel repair.
?Medieval 'bell shaped' weight; integral loop two grooves on top.
Late medieval cast copper alloy cauldron leg.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 February 1991

Early 1992. Metal detecting finds. [1] reports that site was flattened some year ago. Now grass.
No other significant metal detecting finds than:-
Medieval lead ampulla with facetted, six sided, body, 2 lugs flat base, height about 75mm. Unusual form.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 3 November 1992.

A wooden telegraph pole appears to have been erected recently, causing minimal disturbance. No artefacts in soil. Ponds wet.
Grazed by sheep.
H. Paterson (A&E) 24 April 1998.

September 1998.
Southernmost pond is probably common edge ditch with a link to southwest, truncated by roadside hedge. The link is 8m wide and 0.7m deep. Southernmost of two flint masonry fragments shown on county series map is still seen, is this a remnant of a bridge? Area to north is undulating, but no convincing detail as suspected levelling, although a raised area is obvious in centre of field. Pond to northwest is about 35m x 12m and could well have been a western moat arm, with link to north, joining modern ditch.
1 sherd medieval unglazed pottery in extreme northeast of site.
B. Cushion (NLA) 8 September 1998.

Monument Types

  • POND (Undated)
  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRIDGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---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. Hindringham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Records / Pastscape.

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