Record Details

NHER Number:12334
Type of record:Building
Name:Abbey Farm

Summary

The original farmhouse dates to about 1700, and is of chequered brick, two storeys high, with a pantiled roof. The façade has four window bays, with 19th century windows set in earlier openings, under rubbed brick arches. A modern wing connects the main house with a small converted barn or stable, also of chequered brick, and of about the same date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1572 3990
Map Sheet:TG13NE
Parish:EAST BECKHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

17 March 1977. Visit.
Main farmhouse of about 1700, south façade of four bays and two storeys with small blocked window at east end upper storey. Chequered brickwork. Moulded string course. Dentilled cornice.
Modern wing connects to an older 'barn'?, in fact only 3m (10 feet) long, but with shaped gables east and west, also composed of chequered brickwork, with pigeon holes.
Small flint carthouse has plaque 1852, another has 1851 with 'WHW' as at Manor Farm, North Barningham.
19th century flint and brick barn has been partially demolished in order to form a walled garden.
E. Rose (NAU), 17 March 1977.

January 1988. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
House. 18th century. Flemish bond brick with black headers. Smut pantile roof. Three- cell plan with outshut to rear. Facade of two storeys, four bays. 19th century casements in earlier openings under flat rubbed brick arches. Six panel door, top two panels glazed, to second bay; doorcase with pilasters supporting flat hood. Moulded brick platband. Parapet gables. Gable-end stacks. 19th century extension to right not of special interest.
Information from (S1).

January 1988. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Farm building, possibly a stable with hayloft over. 18th century. Brick. Single bay plan with 19th century and 20th century buildings abutting. Two storeys. To the west, large door- way, now blocked, under segmental arch. Platband. Honeycomb ventilation holes under segmental arch. Platband. Kneelered Dutch gable with three pigeon holes arranged in a triangle, the sills of the lower two being formed by the platband. Additions to north and south faces each of which have a platband and brick eaves cornice. 20th century glazed porch across east face; doorway with segmental arch. To left a semicircular window with vertical glazing bar. Platband. Shuttered opening over with segmental arched head. Platband. Dutch gable.
Information from (S1).

Monument Types

  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1700 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 451.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entries 1049524 and 1305607.

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