Record Details

NHER Number:12314
Type of record:Building
Name:The Poplars house and barn, Ashwellthorpe Road

Summary

This two storey timber-framed house has a datestone of 1586 and brick gable ends. It has a T-plan layout and a contemporary rear service wing, as well as windows belonging to the 18th century. The crowstepped gables have three octagonal chimneys each, both stacks flanked by pedimented openings. There is also a 17th century barn with eleven-bay roof and arched braced tiebeams.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 1559 9841
Map Sheet:TM19NE
Parish:WRENINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

First noted by A. Rogerson (NAU) as fine house with datestone 1598.

1983 Listing (S1) states datestones are 1586 and are renewed. Timber frame with returned brick gable ends. T-plan with contemporary rear service wing. Two storeys and attics. Five bay facade with central two bay porch. Decorative pendants from wallplate ends. 18th century fenestration. Crowstepped gables with three octagonal chimneys each, both stacks flanked by pedimented openings. Two windows to north with diamond mullions. Pairs of oval windows to attics. Service wing partly rebuilt. Winding stair by south stack survives at upper level. Dog-leg main stair to north of centre. High quality frame of four bays with eight bay clasped purlin roof with windbraces. Some joists have angle rolls to one side only. Several original doors with stopped frames.
E. Rose (NAU), 29 September 1983.

Also a 17th century barn with eleven-bay roof and arched braced tiebeams.

Seen only in passing 4 October 1998, but clearly in excellent external condition.
E. Rose (NLA), 5 October 1998.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1586 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1586 AD? to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 19 NE 23.
---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. p 790.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.

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