Record Details

NHER Number:42773
Type of record:Building
Name:Walnut Tree Farm (Swanton Road Farm)


House of unkown date. In 1945 the internal walls were painted in imitation 17th century style by an Italian prisoner of war.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 01174 15495
Map Sheet:TG01NW

Full description

House, of unknown date but shown on (S1), internally decorated with wallpaintings in imitation 17th century style, painted by Angelo Previato, an Italian prisoner of war, in December 1945, using distemper mixed with egg whites.
Paintings decaying and under threat in 1983 (S2); present situation not known.
E. Rose (NLA), 12 December 2005.

December 2008.
3 Outbuildings converted to residential dwellings.
See (S3) for further details.
H. White (NLA), 30 April 2009.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALL PAINTING (World War Two - 1945 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. First edition six inch map.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1983. [Articles on the wall murals at Walnut Tree Farm].
<S3>Unpublished Document: 2011. Planning Application.

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