Record Details

NHER Number:14698
Type of record:Building
Name:The Thatched Cottage, Church Lane


A timber framed and thatched house which may date back to the 16th century. The house may originally have been a hall house with upper floors and a stack inserted in the 17th century. The house has an original window and a 17th century winding stair. In 1996 the NAU carried out a watching brief as the house was being underpinned, but no evidence of foundations or earlier structures was found.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 2033 9369
Map Sheet:TM29SW

Full description

Hall-house, probably a late example, retaining plan.
Inserted stack and upper floor probably late 17th century.
Later alterations.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 18 September 1995.

1996. Watching Brief.
Observation of trenches excavated during underpinning works.
No evidence of foundations or suggestions of former structures were revealed.
See report (S2) for further details.
A.Cattermole (NLA), 9 August 2005.

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: HES 30-36.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1995. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Percival, S. 1997. Watching Brief at Thatched Cottage, Stratton St. Michael. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 220.

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