Monument record MNL 083 - Aspal Hall, Holywell Row

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Site of Aspal Hall (demolished) (S1) with three sides of moat (of rectilinear form) remaining (S2).


Grid reference Centred TL 7017 7746 (146m by 100m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL77NW
Civil Parish Beck Row, Holywell Row and Kenny Hill, Forest Heath, Suffolk


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Site of Aspal Hall (demolished) (S1) with three sides of moat (of rectilinear form) remaining (S2). Dry and reduced by housing development. S arm destroyed (?), existing three arms are 7m wide and up to 2m deep. The W arm has suffered mutilation through garden development and a modern road has bisected the N arm (and the central area). Likely to be further reduced by continued development (S1, 1971).
The manor once belonged to Sir Robert de Aspal (died 1326) (S3) and was sub-manor of Mildenhall.
Report on history and future management of Aspal Park compiled for Suffolk Wildlife Trust, January 1995 (S4).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL77NW35, 1971.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: site report.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH). 614.
  • <S3> (No record type): Martin, E.A.. Martin E A, Suffolk Minor Place Names, 1985.
  • <S4> (No record type): SAU, Sussams K & Martin E, January 1995.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 27 2021 11:14AM

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