Record Details

NHER Number:11612
Type of record:Monument
Name:Pond Farm


Pond Farm is an extended medieval hall house. It is timber framed and has thick brick walls and a thatched queen post roof. It survived the fire in 1589 which destroyed most of Cringleford and may have been extended soon after. A late 18th century milestone is built into one of the walls.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1960 0572
Map Sheet:TG10NE

Full description

October 1976. Visit.
Originally noted as thatched, thick walls clad in brick; two storeyed but sunk below level of road. Windows to road are very small poor condition. Indicates possible older interior.
E. Rose (NAU), 6 October 1976.

?1978/1979. NARG survey and documentary research.
After application to demolish, informant investigated interior and found building to be an extended medieval hall house with queen post roof and arch braced tie beams and bays.
Documentary evidence indicates pre fire of 1580. See (S1) and (S2), copies in file.

February 1981. Visit.
One ceiling now lifted and an internal wall removed. Revealed in north wall of room 'E' on informant's plan, brick arch
with ceiling of bricks behind sloping downwards; bricks end but a rear wall apparently felt by probing further on.
Brick floor. Later blocked off by internal wall. Structure is dug into bank of road. A local attempt at a winebin, early 18th century? Informant dates the wall as 17th century; it might possibly be that old.
E. Rose (NAU), 20 February 1981.

(S3) dates the house to the 15th century. Also listed is a milestone of about 1770 built into the outside wall.
E. Rose (NAU), 16 November 1998.

The milestone previously included under this record is now recorded under NHER 56345.
A. Yardy (HES), 15 December 2012.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2001. Farmhouse steeped in historic features. 24 August.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 276.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: BVA 18-19.
<S1>Article in Serial: Fenner, A. & Fenner, G.. 1979. Pond Farm, Cringleford.. NARG News. Vol.17, pp 1-4.
<S2>Article in Serial: Hawes, T.L.M.. 1979. Pond Farm, Cringleford (Part II): The Documentary Evidence.. NARG News. Vol 18, pp 7-9.
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entries 1306611 and 1373149.

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