|Type of record:||Building|
|Name:||17th century house and witch bottle|
This 17th century timber framed house has a multi angled brick chimney stack. The small extension still has a high gable showing the roof used to be thatched. Inside one of the fireplaces a sealed pottery witch bottle containing nails and copper alloy pins was found. It was believed that this would confine evil spirits, protecting the house, until the bottle was opened.
|Grid Reference:||TM 3058 8899|
|Parish:||EARSHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
3 July 1980. Visit.
House west of Camphill.
Timber framed house with multi angled brick chimney stack on base formerly with plaque? 17th century type. Small extension still has high gable showing its roof formerly thatched. Two mullioned windows uncovered - possibly not in
a preservable state.
Information from South Norfolk District Council.
E. Rose (NAU), 25 April 1985.
In one of the two back to back fireplaces in off centre stack, a Bellarmine witchbottle found.
The bottle contained iron nails and copper alloy pins and was below the hearth in the western fireplace.
Fireplace is between oven and stair.
W. Milligan (NCM), 8 May 1986.
- HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- WITCH BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|<S1>||X-ray: X ray. NX 2196 to 2197. |
|<S2>||Map: Finder's Map.. |
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