Record Details

NHER Number:12023
Type of record:Building
Name:Lime Tree House


A 16th century timber framed house, formerly the Unicorn Inn. In the late 19th century the gardens of the house were extended to included a field, and the boundary trees of the field were retained.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1189 7961
Map Sheet:TM17NW

Full description

Formerly the Unicorn Inn.
16th century timber framed with projecting bay over door which has early 19th century case.
Restored inside.
See (S1).
House located by E. Rose (NAU) 2 February 1983.

Exterior shows a double-pile house.
South block 2 storeys, with projecting porch-bay as stated; the east end of the south front also projects slightly beyond the west end.
Central stack.
The rear (north) block is also 2 storeys but higher than south block; has group of 4 octagonal chimneys apparently 19th
century in present form.
Victorian bargeboards and colour washed.
No external dating evidence pre 19th century but obviously older than that date.
E. Rose (NAU) 7 February 1983.

See (S2) for details of the former gardens, which were extended in 1885 to include a nearby meadow. The hedgerow and other trees in the meadow were retained as part of the planting scheme.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • INN (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

<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Unpublished document: Taigel, A. 1997. Norfolk Gardens Trust: Town Gardens Survey - Volume One.

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