Record Details

NHER Number:15150
Type of record:Building
Name:3 to 6 Chapel Yard (West side of Albert Street car park).


These four cottages have 19th-century exteriors, but restoration work in the 1970s revealed an original basic structure of about 1550, including a brick fireplace with five niches over it. The cottages can lay claim to be the oldest surviving examples of their kind in the town, much of which was destroyed by fire in the early 18th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0776 3886
Map Sheet:TG03NE

Full description

Cottages. Restoration uncovered basic structure of about 1550 under 19th-century exteriors, including brick fireplace with five niches above.
Stated by source at North Norfolk District Council as best example he had seen.
Now used as antique shop.
See press cutting (S1), in file.
E. Ros (NAU), 21 August 1979.

Grid reference corrected on ground 17 October 1979, E. Rose (NAU).

September 1983. Listed Grade II.
Listing Description:
Nos 3, 4, 5 and 6 Chapel Yard.
16th century and later. Much altered and reconstructed. Flint with brick dressings. Colourwashed gable to south. Pantiled roof. Modern casements and doors, some with segmental heads. Some good fireplaces and 16th-century structural timberwork remain inside.
Information from (S2).
P. Watkins (HES), 23 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • 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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1977. Surprise buy finds cottages date from 1550. 25 January.
<S2>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1168908.

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