Record Details

NHER Number:14922
Type of record:Building
Name:Post medieval barn, 'Wherry Arch'

Summary

An unusual barn, dating from the early 19th century, built as an arch over a dyke to allow wherry boats to pass underneath.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3494 2095
Map Sheet:TG32SW
Parish:BARTON TURF, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Wherry barn.
Visited E. Rose (NAU) 16 May 1979.

Early 19th century barn built in form of an arch over a dyke to enable wherries to pass underneath. Upper storey above arch, which is high enough to allow wherries to pass with lowered masts, but building is surprisingly small otherwise.
Presumably served Grove House, but was it more of a folly?
Now restored and used as holiday cottages called Wherry Arch.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1171476.
---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 578.

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