Record Details

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

Summary

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

Location

Grid Reference:TL 95394 92639
Map Sheet:TL99SE
Parish:HOCKHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

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 (S1) in file.
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.
See also (S2).
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 - none

Sources and further reading

---Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1991. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1990. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt II pp 240-246. p 241.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 1990. Building Report.
<S2>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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