Record Details

NHER Number:8201
Type of record:Building
Name:Crostwight Hall, Honing


Originally a mid 16th century flint and brick hall, re-using quantities of medieval ecclesiastical stone. The main building was roughly 'E'-shaped, with later west and east extensions, and a two storey central porch with an arched doorway. Robert Walpole acquired the hall in 1720, but the main building was probably in ruins by the end of the 18th century, New Hall to the east having been converted from a service building. The ruinous old hall and its outbuildings (including a large barn, New Hall and a brewhouse) have all now been restored and converted to residential use.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3409 2971
Map Sheet:TG32NW

Full description

Ruined hall, probably originally from about 1500, with west wing now in style of about 1660 and undated east wing; and eastern extensions ?19th century possibly earlier. Stonework from original hall or reused.
Outbuildings include large barn, cottage, walled garden with bee bole all 16th/17th century; New Hall 18th century converted from 16th century building; 18th/19th century 'brewhouse'.
See report (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 24 July 1985.

Archaeological excavations by NAU 1986 in advance of restoration suggests date of hall far more complex than formerly visible, with very much 12th to 14th century reused eccesiastical stonework, suggesting a Dissolution date for at least part.
See published report (S2) for further details. The results of this work are also noted in (S3).
The finds recovered have been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1998.167).
E. Rose (NAU), 9 June 1986. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 23 July 2019.

Listed grade II (S4).
E. Rose (NAU).

Photographs (S5) and (S6), press cuttings (S7) to (S9), architects plans and surveys (S10), maps (S11) and (S12) and letter (S14) in file.

Hall and associated buildings all now restored and residential.
P. Aldridge (NLA), 20 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BREWERY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BEEHIVE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

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

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG3429 A-F.
---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. p 446.
---Photograph: 1996. Hall Barn, Crostwight. Print.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Honing.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Article in Serial: [Unknown]. 1989. Craftsmanship in action. Anglia Builder.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1985. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Article in Serial: Rose, E. J. 1990. Crostwight Hall. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt I pp 35-61.
<S3>Unpublished Document: NMAS. 1987. Norfolk museum service news. June.
<S4>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049946.
<S5>Photograph: CSD33-36, BPP18, CVT35-36, CVU1-20, CW12-19, CYU.
<S6>Photograph: 1870. Unknown.
<S7>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1986. Experts dig for clues to medieval hall. 30 May.
<S8>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1993-1996. [Sale advertisements for Crostwight Hall].
<S9>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. Ideal restoration, in a manor of speaking. 17 April.
<S10>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S11>Map: 1720. Map of Crostwight c. 1720-1742..
<S12>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S14>Correspondence: Cubitt, D.. 1991. Letter to E. Rose (NLA).. 178 July.

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