Antingham Hall moat

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameAntingham Hall moat
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorfolk
Modern AuthorityNorfolk
1974 AuthorityNorfolk
Civil ParishAntingham

A medieval moat, with a platform that resembles a motte. A causeway or bridge that crossed the moat does not survive. In C19 a dovecote stood on top of the platform, where during World War Two the Home Guard constructed earthworks and excavated ditches. The site is currently covered in thick vegetation. (Norfolk HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Entirely feasible site for motte. Close to A149, works to this road have altered the landscape but not affected the moat. Antingham Hall lies directly opposite on other side of road. Is this a relic of a bailey? Ruins of Norman church 500m to NW. Nothing in Blomefield's tenurial history would exclude a small motte of the symbolic sort designed to display the knightly status of the de Antingham family sub-tenants of the Earl of Norfolk.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTG255324
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  • Blomefield, F., 1807, 'North Erpingham Hundred: Antingham' An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk Vol. 8 p. 74-80 (tenurial history) online transcription


  • 1984, Moated Sites Research Group report No. 11 p. 2