Record Details

NHER Number:13116
Type of record:Building
Name:Morston Hall


A post medieval great house and garden. The original house was built in 1640 and cellars and chimneys from it survive. The majority of the present house dates to the 18th and 19th centuries. The adjacent garden may have originally been laid out during the 17th century and may have included a prospect mound.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0064 4393
Map Sheet:TG04SW

Full description

Originally of 1640, of which the cellars and the chimneys survive.
Rest rebuilt in Georgian period, and wing added in 19th century.
When new porch made in 1973, foundations and a cobbled yard were found.
Information from (S1).

(S2) shows a most remarkable garden layout with winding paths and what may be a prospect mound suggesting a 17th century date.
E. Rose (NLA), 31 January 2006.

The 1st edition 6 inch map (S3) shows the garden fringed with trees and an a number of rectilinear pathways. It suggests that between 1838 and the late 1880s the garden was redesigned and that the winding paths were removed. The possible prospect mound feature is not shown.
D. Robertson (NLA), 28 June 2006.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CELLAR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FEATURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • PROSPECT MOUND (16th Century to 19th Century - 1600 AD to 1890 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Bolingbroke Collection.
<S2>Map: Bircham, W.G.. 1838. Morston Tithe Map.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1889 - 1891. Ordnance Survey first edition 6 inch map.. 1:10,560.

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