Record Details

NHER Number:22424
Type of record:Building
Name:Shrub House, Church Close


This house and shop probably date to the 17th century with 19th century additions. It is built from a rendered timber frame with brick extension and black and red pantiles cover the roof. The building features a staircase tower and a 19th century shop front is visible on the corner.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9585 0734
Map Sheet:TF90NE

Full description

February 1986. Listed, Grade II.
Not to be confused with Shrub House in High Street as marked by Ordnance Survey.
House and shop. Probably 17th century date with 19th century addition. Built from rendered timber frame with brick extension. Black and red pantiles cover the roof. The L-shaped plan is formed by an early 19th century addition and stands one and a half storeys high. The staircase tower is situated in the re-entrant angle. A 19th century shop front exists on the corner. The windows are 19th century except for those in the rear facade - interesting fenestration here including semi-circular headed window with glazing bars in staircase tower, some 18th century leaded casements, and a skewback sash.
See (S1) for the complete listing details.

House located, but rear details not seen by E. Rose 3 April 1986.

Press cutting (S2) in file.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1151956.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. [Sale advertisement for the Shrub House, Shipdham]. 17 July.

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