Record Details

NHER Number:3994
Type of record:Building
Name:Fritton Hall


A small timber framed manor house dating to before the middle of the 16th century, with a grand west gable and a large south wing added in about 1600, giving the building an L-shaped plan. A late 19th century porch sits in the angle. To the north and south of the house are 17th to 18th century barns.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 2259 9260
Map Sheet:TM29SW

Full description

Timber framed building; apparently dating to before 1550, extended and given a fine brick gable in about 1600.
Elaborate timberwork may be recent import though of 16th century date. Barns include possible late medieval building, altered. Timber framed ?servants quarters now restored as house under separate ownership.
Moat probably in fact only drainage.
See report (S1), photographs (S2) and architectural plans (S3) in file. (S4) reports possible manorial site.
11th century pottery found in garden.
E. Rose (NAU), 17th March 1983.

June 1981. Listed, Grade II.
C16 timber-frame house. Roughcast. Thatched roof with gabled ends. At right angles to road. Two storeys. Two windows, on right two four-light diamond mullion windows, on left modern casement. Modern central door and porch. Wing at rear (north), roughcast timber-frame, thatched roof with gabled end, one storey and attic, brick chimney stack at junction. Interior: chamfered ceiling beams and joists.
Information from (S5).

September 2000. Visit.
This visit to examine the possibility of any moat features remaining; proved negative. Two ponds and narrow ditch features did not suggest these could be moat remains.
H. Paterson (A&E), 15 September 2000.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STABLE (17th Century to 21st Century - 1700 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM2292 N,P.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 29 SW 4.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 347.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1983. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Photograph: BD 4-19, CCY 35-7.
<S3>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S4>Article in Serial: Addington, S. 1982. Landscape and Settlements in South Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVIII Pt II pp 97-139. p 105.
<S5>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1154607.

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