Record Details

NHER Number:10995
Type of record:Building
Name:Chestnut Tree Farmhouse


A late 16th century timber framed house, surrounded by the remains of a medieval moat.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1210 8200
Map Sheet:TM18SW

Full description

Moat (Low Farm).
Now called Chestnut Tree Farm.
16th century timber framed.
Dated 1574 with 'EAB' on an engraved tablet on a massive central stack with 4 separate brick shafts.
Refaced in brick in the 19th century.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU)

May 1973.
Surveyed during MPBW funded rapid moat survey.
See (S2).
J. Allen (NLA), 15 August 2001.

Waterfilled eastern and southern arms.
Inner bank of north arm preserved as hedgerow.
No trace of west arm.
See (S3).
M. D. Leah (NAU) 20 December 1990.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SITE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 1282A,B.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Diss.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Illustration: Rogerson, A. and Mauser, J.. 1973. Rapid Moat Survey Sketch Plan.
<S3>Archive: National Archaeological Record.

Related records - none

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