Record Details

NHER Number:22150
Type of record:Building
Name:Toad Hole Cottage


A tiny 18th century thatched brick marshman's cottage set near the River Ant. It has one large room downstairs and two small upstairs bedrooms. Derelict for many years, it is now preserved as a museum and equipped with Victorian period items.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3703 1910
Map Sheet:TG31NE

Full description

Typical 19th century marshman's cottage; brick, two storeys, two rooms on each floor (upper floor is attic); thatched. One gable stack, projects internally. To be restored with period furnishings etc. See press cuttings (S1) to (S4) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 29 January 1986.

(S5) however dates to 1740. Has outshut on flint plinth.
States two service rooms, one with arched brick shelves, open into kitchen with opposed entry doors; large fireplace with brick hob; winder staircase to attic bedroom.
E. Rose (NAU), 3 November 1986.

Monument Types

  • MARSHMANS COTTAGE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1740 AD? to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Newspaper Article: 1986. Eastern Daily Press. 29 January.
<S2>Newspaper Article: 1986. Eastern Daily Press. 4 February. 2.
<S3>Newspaper Article: 1986. Eastern Daily Press. 17 September.
<S4>Newspaper Article: 1997. Eastern Daily Press. 25 January.
<S5>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

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