HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Historic England research records Result
Historic England research recordsPrintable version | About Historic England research records

Historic England Research Records

East Hall

Hob Uid: 387396
Location :
Grid Ref : TM0650085520
Summary : Site of the Medieval moated manor house of East Hall, demolished in the early 16th century. Candle making is supposed to have been undertaken on the site in the 16th century, hence the alternative name `Candle Yards'. The moat ws formerly a double enclosure, but the west side of the west enclosure has been infilled. There is a fishpond adjacent to the east side and two detached ponds south of the south-east corner.
More information : (TM 06458560) Moat (NR).

(TM 06498555) Candle Yards (NR).

(TM 06518558) East Hall (NR) (site of) (NAT). (1)

The site of a moated manor house known as East Hall, which was
demolished in the early 16th century. The moat surrounds an area
of 4 acres, with a mound at each corner, the south east mound
being the largest.

Candle making was supposed to be carried on on this site in the
16th century. Many urns have been found near this site. (See TM
08 NW 8). (2)

East Hall moat is situated in an area of level upland fields at
about 46.0m OD.

The moat is sub-rectangular and measures some 250.0m overall
east-west and 150.0m overall north-west. It is mostly overgrown
by scrub and mature trees. Outside the east side, are three

The island, at the same height as the surrounding land, is now
under plough. No traces of the hall were found. An internal
ditch, with a bank 1.5m high on the west side, is 2.0m deep and
divides the enclosed area into two irregular compounds. The
western is defended by a strong internal rampart, nowhere lower
than 0.8m and with a maximum height of 1.5m. The rampart is
particularly broad along the west arm of the moat with a maximum
width of 12.0m.

The eastern compound, while larger, is not so strongly ramparted.
Its defence relies on the depth of the moat, up to 3.5m deep on
the north and 3.0m deep on the east arm. Additional strength was
imparted by an external rampart extending southwards from a
central fishpond. Internal and external ramparts on the south
side of this compound attain a max height of 1.4m.

The three fishponds are waterfilled and linked to the moat by
channels. The pair at the south east angle are at a lower level,
acting as overflow ponds, with a maximum depth of 2.5m. The
south pond has a large earth bank, probably a spoil heap, on the
west side. This bank is 1.8m high and may be the "mound"
mentioned by Auth 2. Other "mounds" are not recognisable.

Published survey (25") revised on AM no additional information
was gained regarding the industrial aspect of this complex. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" 1884 (1st Ed)
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 2
Source details : Hist of Norf 1 1805 215 (F Blomefield)
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 AJT 22-SEP-77
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Ceased in early C16
Monument End Date : 1532
Monument Start Date : 1500
Monument Type : Fishpond, Moat, Manor House
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C16
Monument End Date : 1599
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Candle Factory
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : NF 84
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Norfolk)
External Cross Reference Number : 1049
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TM 08 NE 1
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 387443
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TM 08 NE 1
Start Date : 1977-09-22
End Date : 1977-09-22