Record Details

NHER Number:9939
Type of record:Building
Name:Trowse Old Hall


Trowse Old Hall was constructed around 1721, and given a Gothick style exterior in 1770, following the bread riots of 1766 when it was burnt out. Constructed of flint and brick, there are giant pilasters to either side of the central entrance bay.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2488 0672
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Crenellated folly of brick with pebble or flint nodule rustication (painted over). Pointed, circular and round-headed windows, and blocked and cinquefoil windows - probably never real windows but merely sham; likewise the lowered appearance of the west door with remnants of tracery above.
Pevsner (S1) says it is supposed to be 1721 but puts it nearer 1775; date questionable.
Seen by E. Rose (NAU), 8 May 1976.

Pevsner's (S1) suggested date is very accurated as the building was burnt out in the bread riots of 1766 and afterwards rebuilt.
See (S2) in file.
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 30 June 2000.

Press cutting in file (S3)

Listed building description dates building as 1721, refronted around 1770.

Monument Types

  • FOLLY (18th Century to 21st Century - 1721 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (18th Century to 21st Century - 1721 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 699.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. [Sale advertisements for Trowse Old Hall].
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. Norwich bread riot pictures fetch £26,000. 30 June.

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