Record Details

NHER Number:12256
Type of record:Building
Name:Priory Farm


This was originally the site of a farm belonging to Walsingham Priory, noted in records of 1318.The present building is T shaped,and two storeys high with an attic.
When inspected, it was thought likely that the building was of 16th/17th century date and timber framed; however, 19th century refacing has concealed most evidence of this.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 2855 9339
Map Sheet:TM29SE

Full description

September 1951. Listed, Grade II.
See (S1) for the complete listing details.

October 1985. Visited.
Wrongly marked on 1838 OS as "priory" (antiquity), in fact recorded in 1318 as farm belonging to Little Walsingham priory.
Present building part modernised, part disused.
Most evidence concealed, but possibly main wing is medieval building timber-framed, open hall?
In late 16th/early 17th century (inventory exists for 1595) extended with crosswing and porch, hall floored over and stack inserted? Crosswing timber framed with brick stack gable. Former open "harvest room" at west end. 19th century refacing of part in brick and part rebuilding.
See (S2) in file.
E.Rose (NAU) 3 October 1985.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SITE (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

---Aerial Photograph: TM 2893A,B-D.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 29 SE 11.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Publication: Messent, C. J. W. 1928. The Old Cottages and Farm-houses of Norfolk. p 17.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 200.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1373127.
<S2>Unpublished Document: E. Rose. 1985. Building Report.. Building Report.

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