Extracts of its history 1789 - 1976.
Moira House stood on Front Street on what became the site for ASDA.
In the Inclosure award of 1789, the homestead known as Moira House was owned by Edward Jones of Arnold who farmed about 68 Acres. This was the site of his own house and farm buildings. The homestead had been in his family for over 50 Years.
On the front of the house there was, until it was demolished in 1976, a Norwich General Insurance Plaque. The number of the policy was issued c1798. So we may assume that the plaque was transferred from one building to another and that the house was built before that date.
Lord Moira was in England between 1781 and 1813. His hounds and kennels etc were on the site of Bentwell House which was built by the Leverton Family. The cost of maintaining his lordships hounds and kennels was said to be around £8,000 a year.
In the Tithe Award for1842, Thomas Wolstenholm occupied the property and it was leased by Thomas Rhodes.
In 1865, a Dr. Wright Allen [1804-1887] lived with family in Moira House.
The last occupant of Moira House, Mrs.P. Webber gave permission for a full survey to be done of the house on 15th of August 1976. Later that month the property demolished. Thanks must go to, Mr.B. Worville, Mr.G.Parkes, and Mr.M.W .Spick for their combined work in recording Moira House.