Monument record CAV 009 - Over Hall; Rectory

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Moat and one gable (C15) of Over Hall.


Grid reference Centred TL 8018 4651 (159m by 134m)
Map sheet TL84NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Moat. Dry, part of N arm and SW corner, in Rectory garden.
1950: N portion quite pronounced & in fair condition, but SW angle is vague and overgrown (S1)(R2).
May 1958: `Slopes of SW angle surveyed' by A N Watson, surveyor (S1). One gable of Over Hall (circa AD 1500) surviving (S1)(R1).

C12th Lands divided between Sir H de Odyngseless & D. de Lindsey.
C13th Rejoined under de Odynegseless family.
1370 Sir J. Cavendish owns, linked to ASP, ELK, Pentlow & Saxham.
1679-1791 Sold frequently till Thomas Ruggles acquires after which there is confusion over ownership.
1862-1947 Church owned.
1895 demolished. (S2)

According to 'Freeth' 2002 the building might have had C11th origins as in 1601 structural changes to the building were undertaken.

Taken from NRHE record:
A fragment of moat may be traced at Over Hall (TL 84 NW12) near the rectory.

A very fragmentary homestead moat, part of the northern arm and south west angle of which remain. The northern portion is quite pronounced and in fair condition but the south west angleis vague and overgrown.

Slopes of south west angle surveyed.

The moat has been filled apart from a fragment of the north arm which survives as a small elongated pond 24.0m long by 5.0m wide.

The general area has recently been cultivated and shows a scatter of undressed stone and early tile fragments.

published 1:2500 survey revised.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL84NW12, 13.
  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 8, 1894, 261-263.
  • <R2> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH). 606.
  • <S2> Suffolk County Historic Environment Record: Suffolk County Council Sites and Monuments Record: Overhall.
  • <S3> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. 8, 1891-2, 261-3.
  • <S5> Personal Correspondence: Various. Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comment. Rev J R Wilson. The Rectory Cavendish..
  • <S6> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F1 AC 05-OCT-50.
  • <S7> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F2 GJM 26-NOV-79.

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Nov 8 2021 6:14PM

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