Moulton Stonehall Manor

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameMoulton Stonehall Manor
Alternative NamesMelton; White Hall
Historic CountrySuffolk
Modern AuthoritySuffolk
1974 AuthoritySuffolk
Civil ParishMoulton

Suggested by Parker as site of house given licence to crenellate in 1294. The licence was issued to Johannes de Cokefeld. Stonehall Manor was held, from the de Clares, by the Cockfield family from 1210.

Gatehouse Comments

Prior to a fire in 1921 The Hall, then known as White Hall, stood near the road, NE of a mound. After the fire the house was rebuilt SW of the mound and was renamed Moulton Manor. The mound, which was excavated in 1850, seems to be a gazebo mound. The identification is problematic as the manor was held by Robert Cockfield until 1296/7 when he died, his sister Joan, wife of William Beauchamp, was his heir and she, in her own name, seems to have held the manor in 1313. Was this licence enrolled with the wrong name or does it, in fact, refer to somewhere else.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTL697639
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  • Copinger, W.A., 1909, Manors of Suffolk Vol. 5 p. 271-73 online copy
  • Turner, T.H. and Parker, J.H., 1859, Some account of Domestic Architecture in England (Oxford) Vol. 3 Part 2 p. 404 online copy


  • 1849, Proceedings of the Bury and West Suffolk Institute (Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History) Vol. 1 p. 217 online copy

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1895, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward I (1292-1301) Vol. 3 p. 70 online copy