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Name:Henham Hall
SMR Number:4535
Type of record:Monument
Grid Reference:TL 543 286
Map Sheet:TL52NW
Parish:HENHAM, UTTLESFORD, ESSEX

Summary

Henham Hall-moat.

Full description

Henham Hall-moat. <1> Homestead moat at 'The Hall', 200 yds north west of the church. <2> Moat waterfilled, in good condition. A rectangular homestead moat, original entrance across the east arm. Measures 64m overall east-west x ? north-south (card cut short). An extension from the south west angle towards the south, 130m long x ? wide. Foundations of an earlier brick house found on the island when a house was erected in 1961. <3> 5 photos in the SMR. <4> The Fitzwalters resided for some time at Henham Hall. Robert Fitzwalter born there in 1249. <5> An account of the house is given in a 1530 survey. The manor house was built in the middle of a deer park, round a square court and it was entered by a brick and turreted 3-storied gatehouse. There was a 'fair chapel' with a 'quire', 50ft long x 20ft wide. <7> <11> Copy of survey in SMR. <8> It would seem that Robert Radcliffe rebuilt the manor within Henham Park between 1509 and 1530. The earliest reference to a park is in 1328. This source gives field names and discusses field boundaries that may represent the former park boundary. 'Of what happened to Henham Manor recorded in 1530 together with the buildings etc that went with it, we know nothing'. No cropmarks on AP's. Existing house believed to be post medieval (see 4536), though suggestions have been made that part of the timberwork may be from the 1500's. <9> Astonishing that a succession of important houses have vanished without trace. <10> Various documentary refs in SMR. <12> Other ref: <13> <14>

AP <14>


Cooper, Anwen, 2001, Chestnut Cottage, Wicken Bonhunt, (RECORD SHEET/FORM). SEX63654.


Cooper, Anwen, 2001, Chestnut Cottage, Wicken Bonhunt, (RECORD SHEET/FORM). SEX63655.


<1> unknown, 1960 0nwards, SMR form unknown (DESC TEXT). SEX4.


<2> RCHME, 1916, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 1, p163 (DESC TEXT). SEX701.


<2> RCHME, 1916, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 1, Vol 1, p163 (DESC TEXT). SEX701.


<3> Ordnance Survey, unknown, OS cards, TL51NW05, 1975 (RECORD SHEET/FORM). SEX52658.


<4> Hedges, John D, unknown, TL52-004 (Photograph). SEX15928.


<5> Wright, T, 1842, History of Essex, Vol 2, p146, footnote (DESC TEXT). SEX15929.


<6> Tithe, 1840, Tithe Award, Tracing of map (Map). SEX15930.


<7> unknown, 1530, DESC TEXT by (DESC TEXT). SEX15931.


<8> unknown, 1530, SMR, Copyof 1530 survey in SMR (DESC TEXT). SEX15932.


<9> unknown, 1973, Medieval Deer Parks-a case study of Henham (DESC TEXT). SEX15933.


<10> Winmill, J, 1973, SMR (CORRESPONDENCE). SEX15934.


<11> Winmill, J, 1970, Land and Buildings in Henham, Copy in SMR (DESC TEXT). SEX15935.


<12> unknown, 1960 0nwards, SMR form unknown, Various papers (DESC TEXT). SEX4.


<13> unknown, unknown, TL52-004 (LIST). SEX15936.


<14> unknown, 1993, SWC4021 (AP). SEX52278.

Monument Types

  • DEER PARK (C14, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (C16, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Events

  • Leaden Hall Farm (Ref: ?)

Protected Status

  • Conservation Area: Henham
  • Scheduled Monument () 1011465: Henham Hall moated site

Sources and further reading

---RECORD SHEET/FORM: Cooper, Anwen. 2001. Chestnut Cottage, Wicken Bonhunt,.
---RECORD SHEET/FORM: Cooper, Anwen. 2001. Chestnut Cottage, Wicken Bonhunt,.
<1>DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
<2>DESC TEXT: RCHME. 1916. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 1. p163.
<3>RECORD SHEET/FORM: Ordnance Survey. unknown. OS cards. TL51NW05, 1975.
<4>Photograph: Hedges, John D. unknown. TL52-004.
<5>DESC TEXT: Wright, T. 1842. History of Essex. Vol 2, p146, footnote.
<6>Map: Tithe. 1840. Tithe Award. Tracing of map.
<7>DESC TEXT: unknown. 1530. DESC TEXT by .
<8>DESC TEXT: unknown. 1530. SMR. Copyof 1530 survey in SMR.
<9>DESC TEXT: unknown. 1973. Medieval Deer Parks-a case study of Henham.
<10>CORRESPONDENCE: Winmill, J. 1973. SMR.
<11>DESC TEXT: Winmill, J. 1970. Land and Buildings in Henham. Copy in SMR.
<12>DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown. Various papers.
<13>LIST: unknown. unknown. TL52-004.
<14>AP: unknown. 1993. SWC4021.

Images

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Henham, Uttlesford  © Essex County Council

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Henham, Uttlesford © Essex County Council