Record Details

NHER Number:21742
Type of record:Building
Name:Rose Farm, Rectory Road


Rose Farm is an unusual house, sitting within the remains of a medieval moated site. The building may have originated as a large one-room timber-framed building, as early as the 16th century. It was extended to the east with a chimneystack in the early 17th century, when a partition was also inserted in the older section of the building to form a screens passage plan. An extra facade block was built on around 1830.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1718 8595
Map Sheet:TM18NE

Full description

Remains of moated site, surrounding unusual and very interesting house. Apparently originally a large one-room timber framed building with original upper floor, 16th century, extended to east with stack in high quality style, early 17th century, when partition inserted in older section to form screens passage plan. Extra facade block built on around 1830. Under restoration.
See detailed report in secondary file.
E. Rose (NAU), 30 September 1985.

1986. Roman, medieval and post medieval sherds found, see secondary file.
E. Rose (NAU), 23 September 1986.

April 2000. Visit.
Moat ditches vary from large and pond like feature to east, a narrow ditch surviving north from here, with a wider moat like ditch northwest to west ditch ends in a grassed area lower than the surrounding lawn. Pond to east has been revelted and terraced. Banks have been planted with garden flowers and low shrubs in some areas. Moat dredged three years ago.
H. Paterson (NLA), 11 April 2000.

Management Statement signed 18 April 2000.
See copy in office file.
Comp. H. Paterson, 24 May 2000.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.

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