Record Details

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


A large mid 16th century timber framed house, with 18th century 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 1183 8037
Map Sheet:TM18SW

Full description

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

---Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 1997. Building Report.
<S3>Unpublished document: Taigel, A. 1997. Norfolk Gardens Trust: Town Gardens Survey - Volume One.

Related records - none

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