Record Details

NHER Number:40323
Type of record:Building
Name:Langham Glassworks, North Street


An early 18th century range of brick and flint barns and a 19th century cart shed. The date 1722 is picked out in brick on the south gable. The barns are now used as a glassworks.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0076 4141
Map Sheet:TG04SW

Full description

January 1980. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Large range of barns, 18th century brick and flint, pantile roof with dentilled eaves. Date 1722 in brick on south gable. On west wall facing road are two cart doorways with a smaller modern door between. To left and right are square loft doors, with ventilation slits at lower level. The shed is early 19th century with open front of six bays on timber posts facing yard.
Information from (S1).

March 2004.
This appears externally to be one extremely long barn; there is an offset towards the top of the west wall, below which there is much random brick in the flint, and above which are the loft doors. However, below the blocked slits mentioned is a third level at the extreme ends alone, where a blocked similar slit cuts through a blocked oblong window. There are two windows, partly old, in the main level of slits, and the 'modern' door mentioned is part old. The date of 1722 includes the letters MSF arranged around a honeycombe. The north gable wall has a round brick arch at ground level. No skintlings are visible. It is difficult to tell whether the date 1722 refers to the heightening, or whether the roof was much more steeply pitched at that date - probably the latter. The varied and unusual openings suggest an interesting industrial history but whether this can be traced following conversion to a glassworks is doubtful.
Visited by E. Rose (NLA), 3 April 2004.

January 2011. Building Survey.
Photographic survey of several agricultural buildings prior to their alteration. External shots were taken of most of the buildings in this group. Photographs were also taken inside the long barn (Building A) and the three structures immediately to the east (Buildings B, C and H).
See report (S2) for details.
The archive associated with this work has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2011.509).
P. Watkins (HES), 29 June 2015. Amended 16 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CART SHED (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2012. Hotel work could start soon. 7 March.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1373688.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Phelps, A. 2011. An Historic Building Recording Photographic Survey at Former Glassworks, Langham, Norfolk. NAU Archaeology. 1698.

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