Record Details

NHER Number:4512
Type of record:Building
Name:Barton Hall


A 16th century hall with substantial 19th century alterations, built on the site of a medieval manor house represented by a moat adjacent to the present hall (NHER 51418). To the north of the Hall is an unusual dog kennel, built in 1856.

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Grid Reference:TF 7092 0560
Map Sheet:TF70NW

Full description

A 16th century hall on a medieval manorial site, with an adjacent medieval moat that was probably a separate manor house (NHER 51418).
Present building much altered in 1856, when substantial architectural modifications were carried out by James and Turner of Norwich.
Reused ashlar probably from Didlington Hall.
Dog kennels of 1856, built in brick with five lean-to kennels under a sloping roof, which are entered through arches leading from a forecourt with a wrought iron fence.
See (S1) and (S2).

1989. Fieldwalking, context 2, BB930.
Medieval pottery.
See full details in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 10 April 1995.

Monument Types

  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • ANIMAL HOUSE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1856 AD to 2100 AD)
  • KENNELS (19th Century to 21st Century - 1856 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.. TF 7105A.
---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 195.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Barton Bendish.
---Unpublished Report: Rose, E. 1995. 4512 Barton Bendish. The Hall, and moated site.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1995. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.

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