Wodehouse Tower, Kimberley

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are masonry footings remains

NameWodehouse Tower, Kimberley
Alternative NamesKimberley Hall
Historic CountryNorfolk
Modern AuthorityNorfolk
1974 AuthorityNorfolk
Civil ParishKimberley

Ruins of a moated house in Kimberley Park. It was quadrangular in plan with flanking turrets, a tower and chapel, constructed circa 1400 and demolished before 1659. Field investigations in 1973 found the house surviving as a ruin, the walls to a height of 1 metre, situated within the earthworks of a moat. To the south was a hollow way which extended north to east through an area of minor desertion, into a complex of fishponds. The house stood at the southern end of the moated island. The northern section of the island would have contained either a garden or a second courtyard with outbuildings. (PastScape)

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTG076041
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  • Cushion, B. and Davison, A., 2003, Earthworks of Norfolk (Dereham: East Anglian Archaeology 104) p. 215
  • Emery, Anthony, 2000, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 2 East Anglia, Central England and Wales (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) (Shown on map of fortified houses of East Anglia)
  • Blomefield, F., 1805, 'Hundred of South Erpingham: Blickling' An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk Vol. 2 p. 535-9 (tenurial history) online transcription


  • Cozens-Hardy, B., 1961, 'Some Norfolk Halls' Norfolk Archaeology Vol. 32 p. 190