Record Details

NHER Number:13874
Type of record:Building
Name:15 to 21 Church Plain


The house has a plain 19th-century façade which conceals an excellent example of a late medieval building. The house has a reset date stone bearing the date 1604. Until recently the house was used as a shop and post office, and had a late 20th-century shop front. This has now been removed and the building has been restored to residential use.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3618 9873
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

February 1977. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description excerpt:
"Shops with accommodation over. Datestone on front "1604 IFM", but probably late medieval, heightened and with 18th-century front. Roughcast. Slate roof with gabled ends and bracketed eaves. Three storeys, four windows, sashes with glazing bars. Two pilastered doorways with entablatures with cornices and flush panel doors. No. 15 has small 19th-century pilastered shop window with dentilled cornice. No. 19 has large 20th-century projecting shop front. Brick chimney stacks and large external brick stack on north end."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current listing details.
P. Watkins (HES), 12 December 2021.

19 July 1978. Field Observation.
Exterior seen by E. Rose (NAU).
House with plain 19th century facade incorporating reset plaque '1604 FM', has, according to [1], the finest medieval internal structure in the parish.
Listed Grade II, see (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 19 July 1978.

(S2) in file.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Former Type) SHOP (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • DATE STONE (1604, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, B. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 525.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1306506.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1994. Once a priory but no monks in sight. 29 April.

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