Record Details

NHER Number:39775
Type of record:Building
Name:Waterhall Barn or Bridge Cottage Barn


This barn is built from red brick with a pantile roof. It has three steads with a cart porch along with various ventilation holes. A datestone and inscribed bricks indicate that it was built in 1790, probably for the Earl of Leicester. Inside, a fallen beam has carpenter's marks.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 94249 39536
Map Sheet:TF93NW

Full description

May 1983. Listed, Grade II.
Late 18th or early 19th century barn of red brick with pantile roof. Three stead with cart porch. Four ventilation holes, three blocked, one with honeycomb. Two upper level openings above platband. Dentilled cornice. Tumbled parapet gables.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NLA) 13 October 2003.

May 2004.
Barn is no more than a shell with half of the roof missing. All the bricks have horizontal skintlings, i.e after 1770.
E. Rose (NLA) 11 May 2004.

May 2004. Building Survey.
Building recording/assessment of Grade II listed former threshing barn.
Datestone and inscribed bricks indicate built 1790, probably for the Earl of Leicester. Originally fitted with 'chequerboard' ventilation windows but only two of original six survive. A fallen beam has carpenter's marks.
See report (S2) for further details. The results of this survey are also summarised in (S3).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2013.307).
J. Allen (NLA) 8 June 2007.

October 2011. Planning Application.
Conversion of barn to residential dwelling.
Z. Dack (HES), 21 November 2011.

Monument Types

  • BARN (18th Century to 21st Century - 1790 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1305474.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Taylor, G. 2004. Historic Building Evaluation of Water Hall Barn, off High Street, Wighton, Norfolk. Archaeological Project Services. 79/04.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2005. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2004. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt IV pp 751-763. p 763.

Related records

MNO9150Related to: Barn behind Bridge Cottages High Street WIGHTON (Revoked)

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