|Type of record:||Building|
A probably 18th century square brick cottage with later additions, its roof a pyramid of bundles of thatch, reportedly a rare feature in East Anglia.
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|Grid Reference:||TM 02871 83949|
|Parish:||NORTH LOPHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
House, at time of inspection in 1982 identified as a square brick cottage probably of 18th century date; recent mapping suggests it has been extended. Roof formed of a solid pyramid of thatch tied in bundles. In centre was an egg-shaped hole containing a mummified cat. No evidence to indicate whether deliberately placed there, or had simply crawled away to die.
It has been said (reference lost) that thatched roofs of this type are very rare in East Anglia.
E. Rose (NLA), 6 September 2005.
- HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- RITUAL ARTEFACT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
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