Beaupre Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameBeaupre Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorfolk
Modern AuthorityNorfolk
1974 AuthorityNorfolk
Civil ParishOutwell

A modern bungalow stands on the site of a late medieval great house. The great house, which is now demolished had a turretted gatehouse, dovecote and chapel. Photographs show that some remains survived into the 1960s. (Norfolk HER)

Beaupre Hall was built by Nicholas de Baupre in the first half of C16. The hall ceased to be a family residence in about 1939 when it was taken over as a military base by the RAF. After the war the hall drifted into disrepair and in 1960 an attempt was made tp preserve at least the Gate Towers for posterity. However, in 1966, when the rest of the hall was demolished, the gatehouse became unsafe and it too was destroyed. The Hall and outbuildings have now been demolished and their sites built over. The moat has been infilled leaving no surface trace. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

The Hall spent several decades in ruins with much concern for its future but neither the National Trust or the Ministry of Works would take it into care. Gatehouse thanks Roger Wilson for bringing this site to our attention.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTF515045
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  • Worsley, G., 2002, England's Lost Houses (Aurum Press)
  • Cooper, Nicholas, 1999, Houses of the Gentry, 1480-1680 (Yale University Press) p. 206
  • Summerson, J., 1991, Fifty Years of the National Buildings Record p. 40
  • Pevsner, N., 1962, The Buildings of England: Norfolk: North-West and South p. 280
  • Blomefield, F., 1807, ''Clackclose Hundred and Half: Upwell and Outwe' An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk Vol. 7 p. 454- (tenurial history) online transcription


  • Cozens-Hardy, B., 1961, 'Some Norfolk Halls' Norfolk Archaeology Vol. 32 p. 194
  • Hussey, C., 1923, 'Beaupre Hall Wisbech' Country Life