Record Details

NHER Number:34098
Type of record:Building
Name:Street Farmhouse, The Street

Summary

This late 16th or early 17th century house is timber-framed with a pantiled roof. It is constructed on a two cell lobby entrance plan, with a single storey wing with 18th century window casements and roof. The two three-light mullion windows have been reopened, and the central chimney stack has find diamond shafts with moulded tops.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 2643 9179
Map Sheet:TM29SE
Parish:SOUTH NORFOLK
TOPCROFT, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Late 16th or early 17th century house. Timber frame, pantiled. Two cell lobby entrance, with single storey wing. 18th century casements. Rebuilt axial stack. Three lights remain of a first floor ovolo moulded window. Interior has intact timber frame with arched braces from corner posts to wall plates. Lower register of butt purlins, upper register of clasped purlins with windbraces. Lower range also has timber frame with first floor mullioned window with sliding shutter. 18th century roof.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 3 December 1998.

(S2) states that the house stands on the site of a monastery destroyed around 1300 and that a carved crown on a beam indicates the house was a refuge for cavaliers. No evidence is offered to support either of these theories.
E. Rose (NLA), 2006.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • LOBBY ENTRY HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD? to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Newspaper Article: 2006. Eastern Daily Press. 25 July.

Related records - none

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