Record Details

NHER Number:14700
Type of record:Building
Name:The Chestnuts, Lundy Green


A 16th or 17th century thatched timber framed house, one storey high with dormer attics. The building has been subject to many later alterations, but probably started as a hall house, the upper floors and chimney stack being added in the 17th century. To the north of the house is a fine 16th century timber framed wattle and daub barn.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 2444 9246
Map Sheet:TM29SW

Full description

22 March 1979. Visit.
'The Chestnuts' (Hedenham Town Farm on Ordnance Survey); No, farm is south of road. Misleading Ordnance Survey marking.
15th/16th century hallhouse, floor inserted late 16th century? 16th century barn.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 March 1979.

May 1987. Visit.
Probably originally a hallhouse; central double fireplace of brick, apparently 15th/16th century but much mutilated by ranges now removed. Two archbraced tiebeams remain in upper rooms.
Solar was probably at south end, where an original crosswall survives and there was formerly a spiral staircase.
Inserted upper floor late 16th century?, sunken and irregular in many places; over the south fireplace the beam is set at a considerable angle. In upper rooms two small blocked windows, on low walls under eaves, one cut by partition of recent date.
Upper room north of chimneystack is on a different level, with large attics over, reached by a separate staircase beside the chimney. Thatched roof. Brick south gable wall and plinth added early 19th century. To north fine timber framed wattle and daub barn, queenpost roof, probably 16th century.
House well restored by [1].
This building really needs a reassessment now more parallels have been seen. I presumably meant to say the stack was 16th/17th not 15th/16th, inserted with the floor.
E. Rose (NAU), 7 May 1987.

Documentary research and fieldwalking.
Earliest known date for The Chestnuts is 1534.
Two medieval unglazed sherds.
Information from [1].
A. Cattermole (NLA), 24 May 2005.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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