Record Details

NHER Number:12062
Type of record:Building
Name:Lowes Farm

Summary

A 17th century brick farm house, with several blocked 17th century windows, and decorative brickwork on the gables. The house has a 19th century extension, and was restored in the 1970s. In 2011 a programme of historic building recording was undertaken to record the barns ahead of proposals to reconstruct and convert the buildings.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0775 3542
Map Sheet:TG03NE
Parish:EDGEFIELD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Brick house dated 1637 on post in parlour.
Above are initials 'GAR - RAG' (possibly an example of 17th century fashionable reversed inscriptions).
Usual small blocked windows in gable either side of chimney but one retains a mullion.
Many blocked windows in rear.
Under restoration.
See (S1) and (S2).

November 2011. Historic Building Recording.
The Farmhouse is a grade II listed building. The range of barns comprises a two storey barn at the eastern end, cart sheds and stores in the centre, and a further partially enclosed cart shed with an open elevation facing west.
The two storey barn at the eastern end is either for hand fail threshing or for use as a chaff house with a central bay possibly used as a threshing floor. The large doorways would have allowed cart access to the building. The barn is constructed from brick and flint in a checkerboard pattern with brick quoins. The roof is in five bays with a larger central bay over the threshing floor with four timber 'A' frame trusses and two timber ties at the gables. The range of cart sheds is divided into two sections of roughly equal proportions by a random flint wall with both the east and west sections split into three bays with timber columns supporting the roof structure. The partially enclosed cartshed is constructed from red brick laid in Flemish bond with the roof structure divided into three bays by 'A' frame timber roof trusses supporting a single row of purlins to each pitch.
See report (S3) for further details.
S. Howard (HES), 21 December 2011.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CART SHED (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: SD, SD(2).
---Unpublished Document: 2011. Planning Application.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 454.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. Tranquil spot with centuries of style. 11 August.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1975. Ancient house recalls an iniquitous tax. 17 December.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S2>Unpublished Document: NARG Building Survey.
<S3>Unpublished Report: Schofield, T. 2011. Historic Building Recording for the Reconstruction and Convertion of Lowes Farm Barns, Edgefield, Norfolk. Historic Building Recording.

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