Record Details

NHER Number:47436
Type of record:Building
Name:Well House, Standard Road


A complex 16th or early 17th century house, two storeys high with attics and subject to later alterations. The entrance is set back and has a small forecourt. Inside there are massive timber beams, early 17th century panelling and wide fireplaces of about 1700.

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Grid Reference:TF 9182 4371
Map Sheet:TF94SW

Full description

16th or early 17th century, complex plan, with alterations. Two storey and attics. Entrance set back with small forecourt. Interior: early 17th century moulded panelling, massive stop chamfered beams and crossbeams, wide fireplaces of about 1700, arched cupboard with shaped shelves and shallow half dome.
The Normans, Well House and Nos. 1 to 5 (consec) & Standard House form a group.
P. Aldridge (NLA), 28 September 2006.

(S1) in file refers to discovery of a 16th century inglenook fireplace and panelling – unconfirmed. If this is a genuine inglenook a 17th century date is more probable.
E. Rose (NLA), 20 June 2007.

November 2011. Planning Application.
Alterations to dormer windows and erection of porches.
See (S2).
Z. Dack (HES), 14 December 2011.

October 2011. Heritage statement.
In the main house a lot of the exposed attic roof is original with the section over the east bedroom having been entirely replaced. The roof has two bays to each bedroom which are located either side of the large central chimney stack. The bays are defined by A frame trusses with collars placed relatively high on the principal rafters just below the upper purlins. One of the bedrooms contains a carved Jacobean overmantle and two doors with a brick fireplace.
See (S3).
S. Howard (HES), 22 December 2011.

Monument Types

  • FORECOURT (Medieval to Modern - 1500 AD to 2050 AD)
  • HOUSE (Medieval to Modern - 1500 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Scheduling Record: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Correspondence: Absolom, Mr and Mrs.. 2002. Correspondence.
<S2>Unpublished Document: 2011. Planning Application. 20111306.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Hudson Architects. 2011. Heritage statement for alterations and improvements to Well House, Standard Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk.. October.

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