Record Details

NHER Number:12657
Type of record:Building
Name:Ivy Farm Elizabethan barn

Summary

This Elizabethan barn is very long and built of flint with brick trimmings and decorations and a tile roof. The buttresses, some of brick and some of flint, are partly hidden by penthouses attached to the barn. The original roof supported by curved braces with two tiers of tie beams, and wind braces still survives. The interior is well adapted to take huge grain bins.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8512 4149
Map Sheet:TF84SE
Parish:BURNHAM THORPE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

July 1978. Visit.
Barn, said to be Elizabethan and could well be. Extremely long, very large; flint with brick trimmings and decorations, tile roof. Buttresses, some of brick and some of flint, in part hidden by penthouses attached. Remarkable original roof, curved braces with two tiers of tie beams, and wind braces. Interior well adapted to take huge grain bins.
Excellent condition.
E. Rose (NAU), 28 July 1977.

Described on (S1) as a 'semi cruck roofed barn' but no evidence of cruck seen. Is this a confusion with the barn site NHER 12049?

1984
(S2) suggests KLM description refers to the 'knee braced wall posts' which it calls 'cruck like'; same as 'curved braces' in above description.
E. Rose (NAU) 21 August 1984.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Serial: Moore, N. 1964. Recently Discovered Cruck Roofs in Norfolk. Norfolk Research Committee Bulletin. Series 1 No 15 (for 1963) p 2.
<S1>Map: King's Lynn Museum. KLM 6 inch Record Map.
<S2>Monograph: English Heritage. Listed Buildings.

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