Record Details

NHER Number:43979
Type of record:Building
Name:Briardene, Shropham Road, Great Hockham


This timber framed house was built before 1599. It has an unusual layout and construction and inside there is an important 16th or 17th century wall painting depicting a Dutch parable.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 95394 92639
Map Sheet:TL99SE

Full description

House itself which is a fine example of a lobby entrance timber framed house of about 1580, with a contemporary apotropaic wall painting.
See report (S1) for further details. These observations are also noted in (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 9 May 1990.

October 2001.
A more detailed examination revealed a timber frame of unusual form; the house is marked on a map of 1599 yet the details would normally be placed later than this. The wallpainting has been identified as a very rare example showing a Dutch parable.
See further details in file. These observations are also noted in (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 15 October 2001.

For finds from garden see NHER 25488.
M. Dennis (NLA), 13 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (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. pp 409-410.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Correspondence: Davison, A. 1990. Letter to Edwin Rose (NLA) regarding documentary research on Great Hockham and Marham. 29 May 1990.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF2891.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1990. Building Report. Building Report.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1991. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1990. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt II pp 240-246. p 241.
<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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