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Hales Hall, Loddon

In the civil parish of Loddon.
In the historic county of Norfolk.
Modern Authority of Norfolk.
1974 county of Norfolk.
Medieval County of Norfolk.

OS Map Grid Reference: TM36889606
Latitude 52.51112° Longitude 1.49024°

Hales Hall, Loddon has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are masonry footings remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.
This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law*.


The remains of a late 15th century house built by James Hobart (Henry VII's attorney general) from 1478 onwards survive on the site of a medieval hall. The only upstanding remains of the Hall are the gatehouse range and the impressive brick barn, which stand to the east of the moated site where the main house was constructed. The foundations of the late 15th century house and octagonal corner turrets are visible on the moated platform which is divided by an earthwork bank, probably a garden terrace. Roger de Hales almost certainly had a house here in the 12th century, which was associated with a deer park and a chapel dedicated to St Andrew. The distinctive curving boundary of the medieval deer park can still be traced on modern maps. There are several areas of earthworks in the vicinity of the Hall, particularly to the south and southeast of the barn. They are visible on aerial photographs and some have been the subject of detailed ground survey. They include a hollow way and several ditched enclosures, all probably of medieval date and possibly relating to an earlier hall. An area of possible ridge and furrow is visible to the northeast of the courtyard. Excavations have been carried out on the site of the Hall over a number of years, recovering prehistoric flints, Roman pottery and many medieval and post medieval finds. (Norfolk HER)

Not called a fortified manor house by sources but clearly the same sort of building as many houses so described.
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