Record Details

NHER Number:46719
Type of record:Building
Name:Beech Farmhouse, Thorpe Row

Summary

This former farmhouse dates to the 16th century and later. It is constructed of a rendered timber frame which has been replaced with brick to the south and has a pantiled roof. The main chimneystack is set off centre in the north façade but another has been added at the west gable end. Inside, the most noteworthy feature is the fine queen post roof truss with cambered tie and arched braces.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9697 0885
Map Sheet:TF90NE
Parish:SHIPDHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

February 1986. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Former farmhouse dates to the 16th century and later. It is constructed of a rendered timber frame which has been replaced with brick to the south. The roof is pantiled. The farmhouse has a vestigial screens passage plan with former opposed entrances and stands one and a half storeys high. The south facade has three bays of two-light 19th century casement windows with apparent wooden lintels and rectangular hood moulds to the ground floor ones. An off-centre 20th century glazed door is set in its original position beneath a 19th century gabled hood on curved brackets. The north facade has three bays of three-light casements and a modern door opposite an off-centre axial chimneystack. This façade also features a 19th century gabled hood on curved brackets and with shaped barge boards. A chimneystack has been added at the west gable end. Inside, are elaborately moulded re-used bridging joists with chamfered joists visible in the hall. A pair of re-set service doors with four-centred heads is also visible. There is a four-centred head to the former north door. The most noteworthy feature is the fine queen post roof truss with cambered tie and arched braces.
Information from (S1).

January 2009.
Planning permission sought for the removal of a single chimney stack, the installation of a balanced flue terminal and redecoration of the external rendering in a different colour.
See (S2) and (S3) for further details
H. White (NLA), 7 April 2009

Monument Types

  • FARMHOUSE (15th Century to 21st Century - 1500 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 647.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1342598.
<S2>Unpublished Document: DAC. 2009. Design and Access Statement. Beech farm, Thorpe Row, Shipdham.
<S3>Designation: Listed Building Consent.

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