Record Details

NHER Number:31980
Type of record:Building
Name:Harford Hills, Marston Lane


This cottage dates to the mid to late 19th century, built in a rustic Victorian Gothick style. The exterior is rendered and the thatched roof features central brick chimneys. The entrance front has a columned porch with a slate roof whilst the garden front has trefoil windows and a Gothick door flanked by canted bays.


  • Harford Hills House.  © Eastern Daily Press


Grid Reference:TG 2195 0554
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Cottage Ornee. Rustic Victorian Gothic. Rendered with thatched roof with central brick chimneys. Two storeys; on garden front trefoil windows set under eyebrows of roof above Gothick door with canted bay to each side; central eyebrow supported on tree trunks. To right, similar wing set back so that eyebrow of roof is over balcony; canted bay below. To left, slate roofed extension with Gothick canted bay. Entrance front satted to be similar to centre of garden front but with slated roofed porch on columns.
Information from (S1) and press cutting (S2) in file (which also notes 'Roman well' under house!).
E. Rose (NLA) 2 February 1996.

Originally recorded in the parish of Eaton, now part of Norwich.

Also see press cutting (S3) in file.
T. Sunley (NLA) 1 November 2007.

Monument Types

  • FOLLY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. Beneath our feet… (photograph of Harford Hills chalk mine). 29 March.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1291674.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1996. Historic home a real eye-catcher. 23 August.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1999. Fairytale touches to showpiece home. 7 May.

Related records - none

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