Record Details

NHER Number:13238
Type of record:Building
Name:Suffield House and sundial


This house has a totally 19th century exterior, although a small projecting rear wing, which is now a separate dwelling, is said to date to the 18th century. A sundial on the main house is dated to 1661, but it thought to have been brought in from elsewhere.

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Grid Reference:TG 2402 3073
Map Sheet:TG23SW

Full description

Rectory; dated 1661 on sundial.
Information from NCM Bolingbroke Collection.
On 1st edition 1 inch Ordnance Survey map (S1) as Rookery Farm.
Could this be the same as site NHER 13453?

This house has a totally 19th century exterior; a small projecting rear wing (now a separate house) is said by its owners to be the oldest part and to have 'rough beams' which they do not think are older than the 18th century. The sundial, on the main house south gable, is indeed dated 1661 but the owners think it was brought from elsewhere - it is said to be identical to one on Paston School, North Walsham.
There is no evidence to link this house with site NHER 13453.
It became a rectory around 1860.
Visited and compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 5 November 1981.
Site NHER 13453 is now located elsewhere.

Monument Types

  • SUNDIAL (17th Century to 21st Century - 1661 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • HOUSE (17th Century to 21st Century - 1700 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..

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