Record Details

NHER Number:36313
Type of record:Building
Name:Ivydene, The Street


A timber framed house, much altered, one storey high with an attic, that was in all likelihood originally a medieval hall house.

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Grid Reference:TM 0364 8356
Map Sheet:TM08SW

Full description

September 2001. Visited.
Timber framed three cell house. Stack has removed a tiebeam indicating that the parlour end is a rebuild, and thus the original house was probably a hall house. Suggestions of a former smoke bay.
Parlour cell of about 1600, remainder undated.
See report (S1) in file.
See also (S5).
E. Rose (NLA), 4 September 2001.

August 2002. NAU evaluation.
Excavation within one room of a timber framed building revealed rammed earth and chalk layers, burnt clay and an original ground surface containing several sherds of medieval pottery. Report (S2) in file. Listed (S3).
See also (S4).
M. Horlock (NLA), 19 August 2002.

These finds show that 11th to 14th century pottery preceded the present house, but the clay hearth above them is not where the building survey suggested it might be. Is it for an intermediate stage of the house, or should the interpretation of the building be reconsidered?
E. Rose (NLA), 10 September 2002.

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 2001. Building Report..
<S2>Unpublished document: Hobbs, B.P.. 2002. NAU Report No. 732. Report on an archaeological evaluation at Ivydene, The Green, North Lopham, Norfolk..
<S3>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S4>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2003. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2002. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt II pp 368-384. p 376.
<S5>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2002. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2001. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt I pp 162-177. p 169.

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