Record Details

NHER Number:34415
Type of record:Building
Name:Quaker Farmhouse

Summary

This farmhouse dates to 1642 and is constructed from a repaired and underbuilt timber frame with visible wallposts and wallplate. It has two storeys and an attic, with the entrance positioned centrally. There is a pentise along the length of the façade and small blocked windows with hoodmoulds in the gable walls. This property was said to have been a Quaker Meeting House in the late 17th century. In 1999 a wall painting of 'blank verse prayer' was found behind six layers of wallpaper in the bathroom.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1150 0651
Map Sheet:TG10NW
Parish:WRAMPLINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Farmhouse dated 1642 in vitrified headers on north gable. Repaired and underbuilt timber frame with visible wallposts and wallplate. Returned brick and gable ends. Two storeys and attic, three bay frame. Central doorframe, ovolo and ogee moulded with large stops. Original ovolo mullioned windows with metal casements. Two gabled dormers, one original. Pentise along length of facade. Small blocked windows with hoodmoulds in gable walls; stepped ovolo moulded beams with ogee and bar stops. Original plank doors. Unusual clasped purlin roof without reduced principals; cambered collars, windbraces and ridge piece. Said to have been Quaker meeting in late 17th century.
Information from listing grade II* (S1).

1999.
Report on wall painting of 'blank verse prayer' found behind six layers of wallpaper in bathroom.
Information from member of the public [1].
E. Rose (NLA) 28 April 1999.

Monument Types

  • WALL PAINTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE (non comformist chapel, Post Medieval - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1642 AD to 2050 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1642 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: 2006. Eastern Daily Press. 27 January. Property Supplement p 1.
---Archive: Heywood S. (HES). 1998. Norfolk County Council Site Visit Record - Quaker Farmhouse, Wramplingham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

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