Whissonsett Hall

Has been described as a Questionable Fortified Manor House

There are earthwork remains

NameWhissonsett Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorfolk
Modern AuthorityNorfolk
1974 AuthorityNorfolk
Civil ParishWhissonsett

Whissonsett Hall is built in Flemish bond brick with a three bay façade. It is two storeys high with a central door and flat arched windows, and was constructed around 1820. The building stands within a medieval oval defensive homestead moat. The southern part of this has been largely filled-in or converted into a haha, but the majority of it is well preserved and remains water-filled. (Norfolk HER)

Originally an oval defensive homestead moat; much of the southern part has been filled in or converted into a ha-ha. The remainder is still waterfilled. Whissonsett Hall which stands within it is relatively modern. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Probably a bit more than a 'homestead' moat but questionable if significant enough to be considered fortified. 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 ReferenceTF919227
Latitude52.7685394287109
Longitude0.841709971427917
Eastings591820
Northings322770
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Books

  • Blomefield, F., 1809, ''Launditch Hundred: Wissingset' An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk Vol. 10 p. 81-86 (tenurial history) online transcription