Berry Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are masonry footings remains

NameBerry Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorfolk
Modern AuthorityNorfolk
1974 AuthorityNorfolk
Civil ParishWalsingham

A medieval rectangular moat can be seen on this site. A large pillar of mortared flint nearby may be the corner of a building, perhaps a gatehouse for the moated site, and is related to earthworks that can be seen around it. The present hall was built in 1532 by Mr Berry. It was considerably altered in C17. (Norfolk HER)

(TF94163763) Ruins of medieval house 150 yds SE of Berry Hall. Some portion of walling, and extensive foundations within a moated enclosure. No details visible by which the remains can be dated. (Berry Hall is Early Tudor) The published (but unnamed) moat at the site indicated above carries no traces of a former building on its island. Together with an associated pond to the S it is maintained as an ornamental garden feature cum duckpond.

The ruin published as 'stone' at TF94213757, is on the opposite side of the river and is a free standing piece of flint masonary detached 6.0m to the E of a rectangular foundation, three sides of which are still visible. No traces of a moat could be identified although the field is cut up by old drainage ditches (Field Investigator 1971). (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Alterations in the drainage may have made reading the location of this site difficult. A ruined church stands close by. Does not seem to be mentioned by the Norfolk historian Francis Blomefield. The current Berry Hall of C16 origin is not within the moat but may well stand on the site of buildings of the medieval manorial complex. Gatehouse thanks Roger Wilson for bringing this site to our attention.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTF941376
Latitude52.9009590148926
Longitude0.885230004787445
Eastings594150
Northings337600
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Books

  • Cushion, B. and Davison, A., 2003, Earthworks of Norfolk (Dereham: East Anglian Archaeology 104) p. 44

Other

  • Rose, E.,1981, Building Report