Record Details

NHER Number:32778
Type of record:Building
Name:The Grove, Mount Street


A large mid 16th-century timber framed house, with 18th-entury alterations and a 19th-century Gothic porch. The house was clearly an important and high status building in the 16th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1182 8035
Map Sheet:TM18SW

Full description

June 1972. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
16th century with mid 19th-century large wing on right hand, timber framed, plastered. Original pantile roof has been partly raised and partly remains behind windows inserted to match others but lighting no rooms. Six-panel fielded door. Mid 19th-century pointed arched porch, and door in 16th-century style.
Interior: moulded beams, now divided into two detached buildings, NMR photo.
Information from (S1).
P. Watkins (HES), 15 March 2019.

Basically a high quality mid 16th century house.
Present plan is half H shaped but the wings may not be original.
Altered around 1800 when new roof placed on top of old, walls raised and new windows inserted.
Gothic porch added in about 1890.
In 1960s a central section of the house was cut away and wings added.
See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA) 16 May 1997.

See (S3) for details of the former gardens, which included substantial plasure grounds with garden buildings and a pond, as well as a kitchen garden with glasshouses.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (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

---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 302.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049717.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1997. Building Report. Building Report.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Taigel, A. 1997. Norfolk Gardens Trust: Town Gardens Survey - Volume One. Norfolk Gardens Trust.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2020 Norfolk Historic Environment Service