Record Details

NHER Number:21613
Type of record:Building
Name:Ash Farm house

Summary

This late medieval farmhouse had fallen into dereliction by 1985. Study of the exterior shows that the timber frame was replaced in the early 18th century by chequered brickwork. Inside, a single smoke blackened late medieval queenpost truss with braces to the collar and purlins survives, with the other trusses being later replacements.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9397 0511
Map Sheet:TF90NW
Parish:SHIPDHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

February 1986. Listed, Grade II.
Late medieval farmhouse, derelict in 1985.
Timber frame replaced in early 18th century chequered brickwork. Thatched roofing. One storey and attic. Linings of two façade doorways reused from timber frame. Initials IS inscribed on north gable. Rear wall has a window with a heavy frame probably reused from timber frame. The axial chimneystack is situated off centre. One smoke blackened late medieval queenpost truss with braces to collar and purlins survives; the other trusses are 17th and 18th century in date.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 13 August 1985.

August 2005. Delisted.
Information from (S2).
E. Rose (NLA) 6 September 2005.

December 2011. Planning Application.
Conversion of redundant barns to provide 4 equine accommodation units.
See (S3).
Z. Dack (HES), 6 January 2012.

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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 647.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1398010.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF2233.
<S3>Unpublished Document: 2011. Planning Application.

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