Record Details

NHER Number:3175
Type of record:Building
Name:Sharrington Hall


This Hall has probably been the site of a manorial residence since at least the Norman Conquest, and may once have been moated. The current house is of flint and brick, two storeys high with a pantiled roof. It is largely 16th and 17th century in date, although evidence exists of an earlier part to the west. Alterations took place between the 16th and 18th centuries, before the house fell into slight disrepair in the 19th century. However, there have been several periods of restoration in the last century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0317 3696
Map Sheet:TG03NW

Full description

Late 15th century mansion. Extended and altered in the 16th to 17th centuries.
See note (S1) and architects plans (S2) (1990) in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 26 September 1990.

Grid reference as above. OS Records.
R.J.Rickett (NAU) 24 May 1990.

February 2003.
HER mentions moat. There is now no evidence on the ground. To west alongside the road is an elongated reed filled pond.
H.Paterson (A&E), 3 February 2003.

Important survival of a manorial site on a former common edge. Possibly once moated.
Present building seems to have three phases of late medieval/early post medieval work two of which may fall within the period from the 1480s to the 1520s. Stone quoins, open hall with cross passage; later phases provided upper floor and stone fireplaces, brick stair turret. Grand extension and remodelling in about 1600 with porch tower, kitchen, second stair turret. Two detached blocks to north perhaps medieval origin, refashioned as 17th century lodging ranges. Modernisation in about 1700 of which pannelling survives.
Decline in 19th century when north ranges became barns; restored 20th century at several dates.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 18 September 2003.

Monument Types

  • POND (Unknown date)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy, B. 1961. Some Norfolk Halls. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXII pp 163-208. p 199.
---Aerial Photograph: TG 0338/ A, B.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 03 NW 5.
---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 660.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Brinton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2003. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

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