Record Details

NHER Number:20958
Type of record:Building
Name:Lavender House, Old Beams Restaurant


A 17th century timber framed thatched building with later additions. Formerly a pub, it is now a restaurant.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3262 0842
Map Sheet:TG30NW

Full description

Formerly the White Horse public house (but not the same as the inn of that name more recently standing further east).
17th century, timber frame and brick, thatched. One and a half storeys with later additions.
Two cell lobby entrance. Open brick fireplace with bressumer. Bridging beams chamfered with ogee stops. Winding stair against stack. Timber frame exposed on upper floor. 17th century coupled rafter roof.
Information from (S1).
(S2) in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 27 November 1984.

The following information is taken from (S3) and is based on the personal recollections of a previous owner who lived in the building during the 1960s.
House believed to have been built in 1540 [1] and has no foundations and just sits on a sand base. A William of Orange shilling has been found in a bread oven beside the inglenook fireplace. The house was the original White Horse Public house in the parish.
'The Barn' next to The Lavender House was used as a canteen for the Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
See (S3) for further details.
L. Allison (NLA), 5 August 2010. Amended by A. Beckham (HES), 30 March 2017.

Grid reference amended from TG3303 0821 to current.
A. Yardy (HES), 18 September 2013.

Monument Types

  • INN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 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, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 416.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1372655.
<S2>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S3>Monograph: Brundall Local History Group. 2007. The Book of Brundall and Braydeston.

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