Record Details

NHER Number:40607
Type of record:Building
Name:Beech House, Norwich Road (formerly The Bull Inn)

Summary

This 17th century timber framed house has a brick skin and a slate roof. It incorporates a much earlier 15th century timber framed building, The Bull Inn. This was the largest pub in the town in the 16th century and despite being accused of being a disorderly house in 1561 and permitting unlawful games in 1577 it remained an inn until the late 18th century.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 08895 90527
Map Sheet:TM09SE
Parish:NEW BUCKENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

17th century timber framed house with brick skin and slate roof. Two storeys in three bays.
See (S1).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 14th July 2004.

Formerly the Bull Public House, the largest inn in the town in the 16th century (S2).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 16th July 2004.

December 2001. Building survey.
Fragmentary 15th century timber framing in 18th century house.
See report (S3), drawings and photographs in file.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 16th July 2004.

The house incorporates The Bull Inn which dominated the Norwich road at the entry to the market place. Once on a curtilage of generous size building plots on the north and east sides were sold off from 1577 onwards. Despite this diminution and accusation of a disorderly house in 1561 and unlawful games in 1577 it remained an inn until the late 18th century.
See (S4).
M. Dennis (NLA), 10 May 2006.

Monument Types

  • (Former Type) INN (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Publication: Rutledge, P.. 2000. New Buckenham, a planned town at work 1530-1780. p.15-16.
<S3>Unpublished document: Brown, S. & Brown, M.. 2001. Beech House - New Buckenham. 17th December.
<S4>Article in serial: Longcroft, A. (ed.). 2005. The Historic Buildings of New Buckenham.. Journal of the Norfolk Historic Buildings Group. Vol 2. p 131-132.

Related records

9200Part of: New Buckenham, a medieval planned town (Monument)
40585Related to: Pinchpot (formerly McIntyre House), Chapel Street (Building)
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