Record Details

NHER Number:6690
Type of record:Building
Name:Mannington Hall


This moated great house was built around 1460 on the site of the deserted medieval village of Mannington. It was altered in the 16th century and again in 1864. The building reuses many architectural fragments from other structures. In the grounds are a garden house, iron gates and an iron bridge. The hall and park were bought in the 18th century by Horatio Walpole, brother of England's first prime minister Robert Walpole. The house is still owned by the Walpole family. The garden is sometimes open to the public.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 143 319
Map Sheet:TG13SW

Full description

Great house, moated, under construction 1460; alterations 16th century and 1864.
Various reset architectural fragments from other buildings.
Grounds contain garden house, iron gates and iron bridge.
On site of deserted village of Mannington.
Hall listed Grade I, metal drawbridge, walls, brick bridge, gazebo, temple and arch all Grade II each.
For full details of Hall see (S1).
Brief notes in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 9 April 1990.

February 2002.
Moat in superb condition, dredged some 18 years ago. Measures around 10m north to south, 60m east to west, around 8 to 10m wide. Entrances to west and north.
H. Paterson (A&E), 18 March 2002.

Monument Types

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRIDGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GATE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GATE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1432 C-D,F,G,H,J; TG1431 G,H,J-L,M,N.
---Article in Serial: Wilson, E. 1983. Swedish limestone paving in 17th- and 18th-century English buildings. Post-Medieval Archaeology. Vol 17 pp 95-109. p 101.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 13 SW 4 [4].
---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 605-606.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. Lost settlement of Domesday Book. 14 April.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989-1990. [Photographs of Mannington Hall].
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1994. Just sit back and enjoy. 2 July.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989. Glorious gardens. 24 March.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009. A tale of two halls and a stately success story. 10 October.
---Article in Serial: Purcell, D.. 1973. Sixteenth-century terra-cotta in East Anglia.. ASCHB. Vol 1.
---Monograph: Vaughan-Lewis, W. & M.. 2010. Good Neighbours: Itteringham, Norfolk in the 18th century. pp 12-17, 161, 163-164.
---Article in Serial: Hall, M.. 1992. Mannington Hall, Norfolk - A Seat of Lord Walpole IN Country Life. Country Life.
---Publication: Willins, E.P. (ed. By Thos. Garratt). 1890. Some Old Halls and Manor Houses in the County of Norfolk.. Pl 32, Pl 33.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Itteringham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2005. [Article on the opening of Mannington Hall gardens for the National Gardens Scheme]. 29 September.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF6307.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1304622.

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