Record Details

NHER Number:13190
Type of record:Building
Name:Manor Farm or Top Farm


This T-shaped two storey flint building with traces of old brick window edges has a date stone that reads '1619' and 'RNA'. This marriage stone may refer to remodelling or shortening of the house. The building has been much altered throughout its history. There is a south wing continued by a single storey cottage. This was added and other alterations made in the 18th century. A course of reused stone blocks runs beneath the eaves. Inside are some ornate ceilings of the mid 16th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9467 3471
Map Sheet:TF93SW

Full description

Manor Farm or Top Farm.
Dated 1619.
Information from (S1).

Now Top Farm; informant confirms date which is on front doorway.

15 November 1979. Visit.
Flint, with traces of old brick window edges. Much altered. A course of stone blocks runs beneath the eaves, and the barns of 1772, rebuilt 1977, have reused stone also. Collections of flints and pottery from area kept here.
E. Rose (NAU), November 1979.

(S2) calls Manor Farm. States date is on stone with 'RNA'. T shaped two storey house with south wing continued by single storey cottage. Central ground floor room has moulded spine beam and joists. Room to west with roll moulded spine and bressumer beam.
E. Rose (NAU), 19 December 1984.

2005. Visit.
Further investigation established that the house has ornate ceilings of the mid 16th century. The date of 1619 is on a marriage stone and may refer to a remodelling or shortening. Wings added and other alterations in the 18th century.
See (S3) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 26 March 2005.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (17th Century to 19th Century - 1619 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---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 485.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: Bolingbroke Collection.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NLA). 2005. Building Report.. Building Report.

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