Record Details

NHER Number:19259
Type of record:Building
Name:Whiterails Farm


This farm and farmhouse date to the medieval/post periods. The farmhouse was built in the 16th century. A wing was added during the 17th century and renovation work was carried out in the 18th and 19th centuries. The adjacent farm buildings are all 19th century and include shelters, possible stables and a cart shed.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1333 0509
Map Sheet:TG10NW

Full description

October 1951. Listed, Grade II.
16th century open hall house with three trusses on arched braces. Floor inserted about 1600 with brick gable and chimneystack with octagonal chimneys. Axial chimneystack later 17th century. Walling replaced by brick in 18th century. Larger wing added in 17th century with many stopped and chamfered doorframes. Carved spiral staircase. Original roof. Stepped south gable and double pediments over windows. Three massive chimneystacks at rear. 19th century windows and north gable dated 1896.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 17 June 1983.

University of East Anglia farm survey (S2) of 19th century farm buildings in file.

January 2006.
Farmhouse: East to west wing built late 16th century. North to south wing built early in 17th century.
See (S3).
Farm buildings include shelter sheds, possible stables and a cart lodge which may have also served as barn.
See (S2).
D. Robertson (NLA), 17 January 2006.

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • BARN (18th Century to 21st Century - 1800 AD to 2100 AD)
  • CART SHED (18th Century to 21st Century - 1800 AD to 2100 AD)
  • SHED (18th Century to 21st Century - 1800 AD to 2100 AD)
  • STABLE (18th Century to 21st Century - 1800 AD to 2100 AD)
  • SHELTER (19th Century to 21st Century - 1850 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

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, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 368.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1050730.
<S2>Unpublished Document: University of East Anglia. Farm Survey.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.

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