Record Details

NHER Number:15329
Type of record:Building
Name:Grange Farm


This timber-framed house was built in around 1580-1630 with a cross passage plan. It was transformed to a lobby entrance later, although much of the current exterior and the thatched roof are of 19th century date. The roof features octagonal brick chimneys.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1835 9097
Map Sheet:TM19SE

Full description

1979, 2 October. Visit by E. Rose (NAU).
Late 16th/early 17th century timber-framed house with four octagonal brick chimneys. One upper window with exposed diamond mullions. Rest of exterior and thatched roof 19th century.
E. Rose (NAU) 2 October 1979.

Listed Grade II as 16th century.
N.B. Not same as LeGrys Farm, see NHER 24957.
E. Rose (NAU) 1 December 1988.

But it may well have been designed by the same men as LeGrys Farm, according to [1] in Vernacular Architecture Group Conference report (copy in file). They see it as dating to around 1580-1630 with a cross passage plan which was transformed to a lobby entrance; most elaborate chamferstops in the hall which is here more of a cooking space; sliding shutters and hollow mullions.
E. Rose (NLA) 14 May 1997.

1997, 15 September. House visited by E. Rose (NLA) to assess planning application.
Vernacular Architecture Group report concurred with in basics, but some additional features noted; some internal partitions have been moved at a later date, and it may well be the case that the 'hall' was not used for cooking at all; a detached kitchen may be missing.
Further report in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 15 September 1997.

Press cutting (S1) in file.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (16th Century to 21st Century - 1580 AD to 2100 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (16th Century to 21st Century - 1580 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---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 742.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992-1997. [Sale advertisements for Grange Farm, Wacton].

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