Record Details

NHER Number:7951
Type of record:Building
Name:The Moat House, Scole Common


The Moat House is a 17th century timber framed and plastered house with a steep hipped tiled roof. This two storey house has a large brick chimney stack near the north end and another near the south end. To the north and east are two ponds which may be the remaining arms of a medieval moat. If this identification is correct, it is likely that an earlier house stood on this site during the medieval period.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1486 7992
Map Sheet:TM17NW

Full description

Ponds shown on map (S1) around old rectory suggest moat.
E. Rose (NAU), 1975.

June 1981. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
The Moat House, Scole Common. Scole.
17th century timber-frame house. Plastered. Steep hipped tiled roof. Large brick chimney stack near north end and another near south end. Two storeys. Three widely spaced windows. Three-light casements with glazing bars, and one ground floor sash. First floor two small pointed head windows. Modern gabled porch. Modern flat roof addition at rear.
Information from (S2).

Indeed the ponds surround a building called The Moat House which is timber framed and has a very large chimney remarkably near to the north gable, another chimney near the south gable. Two storeys; two small windows with pointed heads on upper level according to (S2) which calls it 17th century.
On former common edge.
Seen only in passing by E. Rose (NLA).
E. Rose (NLA), 15 April 2002.

(S3) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 21 April 2005.

Monument Types

  • POND (Unknown date)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (16th Century to 19th Century - 1600 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (16th Century to 19th Century - 1600 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---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 632.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Scole.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1050119.
<S3>Photograph: Unknown. 2005. [unknown].

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