Record Details

NHER Number:39829
Type of record:Building
Name:Barn at Primrose Farm

Summary

This timber framed barn was originally constructed as a three bay threshing barn, probably in the later 17th to early 18th century, and it incorporates some re-used timbers from a late medieval house.

Images

  • The 17th or 18th century timber framed barn at Primrose Farm in Shelton  © Norfolk County Council
  • The 17th or 18th century timber framed barn at Primrose Farm in Shelton  © Norfolk County Council
  • The interior of the 17th or 18th century timber framed barn at Primrose Farm in Shelton  © Norfolk County Council
  • The north wall of the 17th or 18th century timber framed barn at Primrose Farm in Shelton  © Norfolk County Council
  • Part of the interior of the 17th and 18th century timber framed barn at Primrose Farm in Shelton  © Norfolk County Council
  • The wallplate of the 17th and 18th century timber framed barn at Primrose Farm, Shelton  © Norfolk County Council
  • A scarf joint in the timber framed barn at Primrose Farm, Shelton  © Norfolk County Council
  • The interior of the 17th and 18th century timber framed barn at Primrose Farm in Shelton  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TM 23159 90582
Map Sheet:TM29SW
Parish:SHELTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2003. Part survey.
Timber framed barn. Many timbers are reused and are apparently 17th century. General form of barn may suggest a date of around 1700, but there is much repair of around 1900 and it is possible the barn was rebuilt at a later date.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 17 November 2003.

March 2005. Building recording prior to proposed conversion.
The timber framed barn was originally constructed as a three bay threshing barn probably in the later 17th to early 18th century, incorporating some re-used timbers from a late medieval house. A porch was later added to the south side. The barn sits on a low brick plinth which appears to have been largely rebuilt in the 19th century, with 20th century repairs especially in the cart porch. A clay lump extension to the west end is probably of 19th century date as is the later lean-to cowshed on the southwest side. In the 20th century, lean-to additions were made to the southwest and northwest corners, and to the east end. Parts of the barn and associated buildings are now in a poor state of repair or collapse. The northeast corner post is missing. The cart porch has no roof and a collapsed east wall. The wall plate over the cart porch is sagging and the sill plate and plinth east of the porch is missing and consequently the studs and post have sagged and been displaced northwards at the base.
See (S2).
See also (S3).
J. Allen (NLA), 24 May 2005.

Monument Types

  • TIMBER FRAMED BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1600 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Rose, E.. 2004. KMP 14-17.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 2003. Building Report..
<S2>Unpublished document: Underdown, S.. 2005. NAU Report No. 1066. Historic Building Survey at Primrose Farm Barn, Shelton Green, Shelton, Norfolk..
<S3>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2006. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2005. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 124-136. p 132.

Related records - none

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