Monument record HUD 002 - Pinhoe Hall, Hundon

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Medieval moated site to south of Pinhoe Hall believed to represent the manor of Purowe, formerly known as Penowe or Gorreles Hall. A large sub-rectangular homestead moat situated in a commanding position on a high east-west ridge circa 110.0m OD. It measures overall 130.0m east-west 54.0m. The ditch is dry and averages 12.0m wide with a maximum depth of 1.5m. Access to the interior is by original causeway centred on the north arm. The island at the same height as the outer levels is partly cultivated and shows a scatter of undressed stone and Medieval tile fragments, obviously from the earlier Hall (TL 74 NW 81). Examinations of the northern bank of the south arm of the moat revealed traces of a brick wall, now dilapidated. In arable land to the south of the moat a shallow ditch-like feature was recorded running south and then west for about 85m. This ditch, now almost ploughed out, measures up to 20.5 wide and up to 0.5m deep.


Grid reference Centred TL 733 481 (156m by 92m)
Map sheet TL74NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Moat. Large trapezoidal. Unoccupied, isolated. Site of Pinhoe Hall. Named as Pynner Hall on J Hodskinson's Map of Suffolk 1783. Moated site named as `Moat Yard', arable, 3 roods, belonging to Samuel Ware and occupied by William Goodchild, 1846/7 Tithe Apportionment (S1). `Pinner Entry' named on W side.

June 2001: Scheduled - details in (S2).

(TL 73404815) Pinhoe Hall (NE) (Site of) (NAT) (S3)

The site of an ancient house; there are no visible traces of it. (S4)

There are no visible remains of this hall within the moated area. No information could be found about it during field investigation. (For moat see TL 74 NW 7). (S5)

A survey of Pinhoe Hall moated site was made in 1977. Surface finds within the area of the moat were a few Romano-British rims of grey coarse ware, together with several sherds of 15th to 18th century salt-glazed ware, stonewares and large quantities of bricks, tending to be concentrated in the southern part of the enclosed area. (S6)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Source Unchecked: Suffolk Record Office, Bury, T19/1,2. Suffolk Record Office, Bury, T19/1,2.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: English Heritage. Scheduling Information, August 2001.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1905. Annotated Record Map.
  • <S4> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL74NW7.
  • <S5> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F1 JHO 02-OCT-50.
  • <S6> Newsletter: Haverhill and District Archaeological Group. 1977. Newsletter No 3.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Oct 12 2021 12:17PM

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