Record Details

NHER Number:20932
Type of record:Building
Name:Woodgreen Cottage


A 17th century timber framed cottage with a steeply pitched pantile roof and an original mullioned window. The building may originally have been an almshouse, and was converted into a workhouse in 1723. The house was sold in 1850 and was returned to residential use. Fragments of medieval and post medieval pottery have been found in the garden.

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Grid Reference:TM 2075 9120
Map Sheet:TM29SW

Full description

Timber framed 17th century, probably part of a range of almshouses; converted to workhouses 1723, converted back in 1830s sold off 1850.

September 1976. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
17th century cottage. Timber-framed, plastered, brick-faced ground floor. Steeply pitched pantile roof with gable ends. Two storeys. One window. Three-light casements. Doorway on end wall. Lower wing to north, plastered timber-framing with pantile roof.
Information from (S1).

Finds of medieval to post medieval pottery from garden.
See detailed report in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 4 May 2001.

2001. Building Survey.
This green-edge timber building is 17th century from its construction details, and in 1850 it was described as a 'poor house' (almshouse). The present house might be a remnant of a row of almshouses, with units comprising one room on two floors with adjacent stack.
Summary from (S2).
D. Holburn (HES), 21 October 2011.

Monument Types

  • ALMSHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WORKHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2001. Building Report.. Building Report.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Photograph: Unknown. 2004. Building Photograph.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Document: Lodey, J.. 2002. Notes on Wood Green Poor House.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1050287.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2002. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2001. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt I pp 162-177. p 169.

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