Record Details

NHER Number:23563
Type of record:Building
Name:Fersfield Old Rectory


A timber framed house, which probably dates from before the 17th century, and which was largely rebuilt in the mid 18th century. This was the former home of Francis Blomefield, the famous Norfolk historian, and rector of Fersfield.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 0652 8289
Map Sheet:TM08SE

Full description

House, largely of 1755, but one pile older; in form resembles 17th century lobby entrance 2 cell plan, but some indications that the stack was inserted into an older frame.
The former home of Francis Blomfield, the Norfolk historian, who was rector of Fersfield.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 7 May 1987.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (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 336.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1987. Building Report.. Building Report.

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