Record Details

NHER Number:1623
Type of record:Building
Name:Magazine Cottage


The magazine was built in 1640 as a Royalist magazine for the Civil War. The building survives substantially unchanged although there are some 19th century additions. The magazine contained complex wall paintings which were destroyed around 1920. The building was converted into a house around 1990.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7229 3689
Map Sheet:TF73NW

Full description

Built 1640 as Royalist magazine for Civil War.
(S1) shows building to be substantially of the original date with 19th century additions; so the magazine was here and not at Magazine Farm, as queried by R.R. Clarke (NCM) and O.G.S. Crawford.
E. Rose (NAU).

June 1979.
Building empty and derelict.
E. Rose (NAU), 6 June 1979.

Had complex wall paintings in 1920 now gone.
Information from (S2).
E. Rose (NAU).

Around 1990.
House restored and reinhabited.
E. Rose (NLA), 1 September 2003.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MAGAZINE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALL PAINTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
---Publication: Ingleby, H.. c.1920. Charm of a Village. p.95-8. pp 95-98.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1990. Fascinating link with civil war.. 6 November.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1992. Historic choice.. 14 July.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1993. Cottage with a war story.. 21 January.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1993. Unique former royalist gunpowder store in elevated North Norfolk position.. 16 January.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1996. Gem from 17th century.. 13 September.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1998. Place of peace from times of war.. 4 December.
---Monograph: Ketton-Cremer, R.W.. 1969. Norfolk in the Civil War..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Sedgeford.
<S1>Unpublished document: Virgoe, N. and Yaxley, D.. 1977. The Magazine Cottage, Sedgeford.
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

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