Record Details

NHER Number:14052
Type of record:Building
Name:Howe Hall and a possible medieval moated site, The Green


A possible medieval moated site and a post medieval great house. The timber framed hall was built in the late 16th or early 17th century and has a façade that was added during the late 18th century. The brick rear wing was constructed in the 17th century and much alteration and rebuilding work took place in the 20th century. An associated brick barn was built around 1770. A large irregular shaped pond to north could be the remnants of a medieval moat.

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Grid Reference:TM 2703 9966
Map Sheet:TM29NE

Full description

Possible moated site - to northwest of the house and north of the barn is a large pond of irregular outline.
Adjacent to east, the present T-shaped hall is a timber framed building, two storeys with queenpost roof, probably
late 16th century; the end cells are much altered and the layout is hard to judge. Timber framed stair turret may be an addition. Rear wing of brick, early 17th century, perhaps of industrial origin (?weaving room) above kitchen and services. Main block has brick façade of the late 18th century. Much altered and rebuilt in 20th century.
Barn, brick about 1770.
See full report (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 27 May 1998.

March 2006.
House early 17th century, with later 17th century wing to rear.
Garden to south of façade enclosed by wall in English bond brick, about 1m high.
Barn is built of brick with pantile roof.
For further information see listed description.
D. Robertson (NLA), 30 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (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)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1306057.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Correspondence: Correspondence regarding Howe Hall.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 437.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1998. Building Report.. Building Report.

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