Thorpe Hall

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameThorpe Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorfolk
Modern AuthorityNorfolk
1974 AuthorityNorfolk
Civil ParishThorpe St Andrew

Thorpe Old Hall was the town house of Sir Edward Paston, who died in 1630. It fell derelict in C20, but was restored in the 1980s by Anthony Rossi. The building itself stands on one corner of a C14 courtyard house, and the chapel (dated to 1380) remained until the 1930s when it was demolished. During C12 the complex is said to have belonged to the bishop of Norwich. (Norfolk HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Blomefield records that manor was granted to the bishops in 1101.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

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Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTG255083
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2000, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 2 East Anglia, Central England and Wales (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 131
  • Blomefield, F., 1807, 'Blofield Hundred: Thorp, by Norwich' An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk Vol. 7 p. 258-64 (tenurial history) online transcription


  • Payne, Naomi, 2003, The medieval residences of the bishops of Bath and Wells, and Salisbury (PhD Thesis University of Bristol) Appendix B: List of Medieval Bishop's Palaces in England and Wales (available via EThOS)