Monument record CHT 001 - Chilton Hall

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Moat and Hall.


Grid reference Centred TL 890 427 (150m by 148m)
Map sheet TL84SE


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Moat. Square, occupied, isolated but near church.
"Substantial fragment of an early Tudor brick mansion..." (S1). For 1597 illustration of Hall in perspective see (S6).
Monitoring of conservatory footing trenches within the moated area identified a shallow brick footing made from Tudor bricks, a horizon of disturbed soil and a probable pit containing 13th century pottery and animal bone, indicating occupation on the site prior to the Tudor mansion (S3).
Brief details of C16 walled garden 0.3ha in grounds of c.1.75ha. in (S2) - see CHT 005.

Three or less 7th century inhumation burials have been found at Chilton Hall (S6).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: English Heritage. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. Part 39 Suffolk.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Gill, D.. Archaeological Monitoring - Chilton Hall, Sudbury, CHT 001.
  • <S4> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex CC, AP, CP/97/12/12, 1997.
  • <S5> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex CC, AP, BW/99/14/4 & 5.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Myres, J. N. L., and Green, B.. 1973. The Anglo-Saxon cemeteries of Caistor-by-Norwich and Markshall, Norfolk.

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Record last edited

Aug 15 2022 2:05PM

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