Erpingham Old Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are masonry footings remains

NameErpingham Old Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorfolk
Modern AuthorityNorfolk
1974 AuthorityNorfolk
Civil ParishErpingham

The remains of a medieval moat, with the remains of a medieval flint and tile bastion and retaining wall. This site is thought to have been the site of the hall built by Sir Thomas Erpingham in about 1400. (Norfolk HER)

There is indeed an L shaped fragment of wet moat in overgrown hollow, but walling is in fact a bastion standing in its original position in the moat, compare with that at Hales Hall, (NHER 1053). Composed of mortared flint with tile course, about 1.5m high, at least 3m long including retaining wall from which it projects, but ends hidden by undergrowth. It retains the east wall of central island, this is raised above level of field with slight traces of missing sides of moat. Field (under silage crop) is known as Castle Field. It rises abruptly to south. Owner believes adjacent field hedge on east contains a flint wall, but no traces found where it had been cut through for gates etc. (Norfolk HER–ref. E. Rose site visit 1980)

Gatehouse Comments

For bringing this site to our attention Gatehouse thanks Roger Wilson.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTG195320
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  • Bryant, T.H., 1900, Churches of Norfolk (Norwich Mercury)
  • Blomefield, F., 1807, 'Hundred of South Erpingham: Erpingham' An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk Vol. 6 p. 410-20 (tenurial history) online transcription