Record Details

NHER Number:14164
Type of record:Building
Name:Martyr's Cottage (Old Bilney House)

Summary

Early 16th century timber-framed three-cell house with brick nogging, very ornate beams and later alterations. Excavations and investigations during restorations recovered large fragments of reused limestone carved blocks, a horse jaw (perhaps left as a charm), an early 16th century jetton, a reliquary in the form of a book and an early medieval fragment of pottery.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 9537 1929
Map Sheet:TF91NE
Parish:BEETLEY, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Early 16th century timber-framed three-cell house with very ornate beams. Later alterations.
Excavations and investigations during restorations in 1982 recovered large fragments of reused carved limestone blocks, a horse jaw (perhaps left as a charm), an early 16th century jetton, a reliquary in the form of a book and an early medieval fragment of pottery.
Restored in 1982 by [1].
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 1982.

(S2) notes that one of the rooms in the house is much better beamed than the others. It is tentatively suggested that the building may be a guild house with a meeting room paid for by its members.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 8 January 2008.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GUILDHALL? (Medieval - 1400 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • HOUSE (Medieval to Modern - 1400 AD to 2050 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval to Modern - 1400 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RELIQUARY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CEREMONIAL OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
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<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Unpublished document: Yaxley, D. & Virgoe, N.. 1981. Martyr's Cottage, East Bilney. Building Report..

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