Record Details

NHER Number:32075
Type of record:Building
Name:Chestnut Tree Farm

Summary

A medieval/post medieval house sits inside this medieval moat. The house was built in the late medieval period. A floor and two chimneys were added in the 17th century and there are wall paintings on one of the chimneys. A large pond to the east of the house is probably the remains of a medieval moat.

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Location

Grid Reference:TM 1453 9363
Map Sheet:TM19SW
Parish:FORNCETT, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Long Stratton Road, Forncett End.

1996. Field Survey.
Moated site - pond to east of building appears to have formed east arm of an older moated site.
Probably a late medieval hallhouse with inserted upper floor; the original frame probably dates to c. 1500. Floored over in 17th century when remarkably two stacks were inserted, one to convert services to kitchen, the other to provide two 'parlour' type fireplaces in hall and parlour. A screen wall was made to reproduce the line of the screens. 'Upper Cruck' roof structure rests on first floor beams. Wallpaintings on main chimneystack.
See report (S1) in file and information taken from (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 9 October 1996 amended by M. Langham-Lopez (HES), 8 July 2013.

October 1996.
Moat 50m long, 7m wide, 2m deep.
H. Paterson (A&E), October 1996.

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WALL PAINTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1997. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1996. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt IV pp 547-564. p 551.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E. (NLA). 1996. Building Report..
<S2>Article in serial: Nenk, B. S., Haith, C. and Bradley,. 1997. Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1996. Medieval Archaeology. Vol XLI pp 241-328. p278.

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