Norbury Hall

Has been described as a Certain Fortified Manor House

There are masonry footings remains

NameNorbury Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryStaffordshire
Modern AuthorityStaffordshire
1974 AuthorityStaffordshire
Civil ParishNorbury

Norbury Manor is a moated site to the N and W of which lies an extensive system of fishponds and connecting channels. The site includes a raised grass covered island measuring c.60m x 40m revetted all round by a fine sandstone ashlar wall 2.4m high and surrounded by a wet moat c.14m max. width x 4m deep. Access to the island is by a causeway on the E side. An original and well preserved timber sluice exists within the outlet channel flowing beneath the track close to the moat's SE corner. Adjacent to the moat's N arm are two dry fishponds, the larger originally fed by a channel connecting with a stream to the N and possessing a short outlet channel entering into the moat at its NE corner. The moat is further fed by two streams entering its W arm. The southerly of these brought water from a series of five fishponds some 150m to the W of the moat by a complex of connecting channels, while the northerly stream collected water from a pond flanked by a substantial bank c.80m NW of the moat. Ralph le Botiller succeeded to the fortified manor house of Norbury on the death of Philip Marmion in 1291. It was later sold to the Skrymshers during the reign of Henry VIII (1509-47) and eventually demolished early in the 19th century. (Scheduling Report)

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ796232
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