Record Details

NHER Number:36215
Type of record:Building
Name:1 and 2 Circle Cottages

Summary

This building has medieval and post medieval elements. It was first built as a timber framed hall house during the medieval period. Around 1600 its plan was changed to incorporate a cross passage, and an upper floor and chimney were added. The height of the building was increased around 1700. The walls were refaced and the building divided into two properties during the 19th century.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1346 0547
Map Sheet:TG10NW
Parish:GREAT MELTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

April 1983. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
17th century Lobby Entrance house converted into 2 cottages in the 19th century. One returned brick and flint gable end with timber-frame to rear and brick refacing to main front. Pantiled roof. 19th century casements with skewback arches. 2 gabled dormers. Original lobby entrance to rear with winding stair on other side of off-centre axial stack. Later gable-end stacks. Ogee and nicked beam stops.
Information from (S1).

July 2001.
Medieval timber framed hall house of two unequal cells, converted to cross passage plan with upper floor and chimneystack about 1600; altered about 1630; extended (still as timber frame) heightened and reroofed about 1700; refaced and subdivided 19th century. Gutted 2001.
See (S2) in file.
See also (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 17 July 2001.

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Rose, E.. 2001. JZF 24-36.
---Unpublished Document: 2011. Planning Application.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1050773.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2001. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2002. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2001. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt I pp 162-177. p 167.

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