Record Details

NHER Number:15985
Type of record:Monument
Name:Hunt's Corner brickworks and garden

Summary

The site of a brickworks from the 19th century, later converted into the pleasure garden of a 19th century house. The garden included a brick tunnel for visitors to walk through in candlelight, and the remains of an airship from World War One.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 0556 8815
Map Sheet:TM08NE
Parish:BANHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Remains of brickworks with contemporary buildings, 19th century. Later converted into pleasure gardens with various objects including airship and field guns, and a brick tunnel.
E.Rose (NAU) 21 May 1990.

The tunnel (between two old brick pits)at the 'Garden of Eden' at Hunts Corner is still accessible and provides a permanent exposure of the local brick earth which was quarried at the site.
Such exposures are now very rare (S6).
D. Gurney (NLA), 3 August 2009.

See also NIAS records (S7)
W. Arnold (HES), 6 December 2010.

Monument Types

  • BRICKWORKS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FOLLY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • TUNNEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1982. Raid shelter in Eden. 13 October.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1982. Chance remark sparked historic airship find. 26 March.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1982. 'Eden' remembered. 4 November.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989. Strange what you find in gardens. 7 July.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1982. Rush of interest in old field gun. 16 September.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Fiche: Exists.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. For sale: A second garden of Eden. 29 September.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. Adam and Eve really loved it.
<S5>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989. Little piece of history. 22 May.
<S6>*Verbal Communication: Nigel Larkin. 2009. [unknown].
<S7>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

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