Record Details

NHER Number:10078
Type of record:Building
Name:Wacton House


This late 17th century brick building has a finely shaped gable at one end and a stepped gable at the other. It has a Late Georgian plastered façade of four bays and four storeys added. A large wing, projecting at a right angle, was added later. Faden’s map of 1797 marks this building as a parsonage, and recent research suggests that this is the site of Bretts Manor.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1807 9171
Map Sheet:TM19SE

Full description

1979, 2 October. Visit by E. Rose (NAU).
Late 17th century red brick, with fine shaped gable (stepped (S1)) supporting double chimney. Two circular windows below. Late Georgian plastered facade of fourbays, fours storeys added. Marked as parsonage on (S2).
E. Rose (NAU) 2 October 1979.

But photograph in (S3) shows that building does have a stepped gable supporting double chimney in 16th/early 17th century style; presumably other end of house from shaped gable. Also a large later wing projecting at right angles.
E. Rose (NAU) 9 October 1985.

Dissertation by source [1] (copy in parish file) suggests that field name evidence indicates this is the site of Bretts Manor.
E. Rose (NLA) 9 November 1995.

Listed building description 1973 says nothing about a shaped gable, but adds that there is a 17th century timber frame with an ovolo moulded mullioned window in the rear wall.
E. Rose (NLA) 11 December 2000.

Monument Types

  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1600 AD to 2050 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1600 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 741-742.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Wacton.
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-West and South Norfolk. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. p 361.
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985-2005. [Sale particulars and advertisements for Wacton House].

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