Record Details

NHER Number:17595
Type of record:Building
Name:Gunton House and multi - period pottery finds


A timber framed farmhouse, formerly a manor house, of predominantly 16th century date with brick gable ends and later alterations and additions including a brick façade. See NHER 62990 for details of pottery sherds recovered from the garden between 2000 and 2004, including over 800 sherds of medieval pottery.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0162 0687
Map Sheet:TG00NW

Full description

Probably late 16th/early 17th century timber framed house with brick cladding and 19th century façade.
Some very odd constructional features.
Extensive wall paintings.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 4 February 1984.

1981. Norwich Survey.
See (S3), including sketch plans and historical notes.
T.E. Miller (NLA), 7 December 2005.

October 2000. Site visited at the request of English Heritage prior to erection of garden shed immediately west of west gable wall. Owner had removed 150mm of soil by hand revealing mortar spread with fragments of 19th century roof tile.
E. Rose (NLA), 5 October 2000.

2000. Dendrochronological Survey.
Seven timbers were taken from the main roof and the staircase which forms a group that were felled between AD 1579 and 1597. It is not possible to determine whether the two structures are exactly contemporaneous but there is the suggestion that the timbers used in the staircase could have been felled later possibly between AD 1578 and 1609.
See report (S4) for further details.
S. Howard (HES), 25 October 2010.

2000 to 2004. Casual Finds.
A large number of pottery fragments were recovered from the garden of Gunton House between 2000 and 2004. Over 800 sherds of unglazed medieval pottery and Glazed Grimston Ware were identified alongside a small numer of Iron Age, Roman, and post-medieval sherds.
These finds were originally recorded under this record but they area now recorded under NHER 62990. See NHER 62990 for further details.
H. Hamilton (HES), 04 October 2018.

Monument Types

  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WALL PAINTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 351.
---Photograph: 1996. Photograph of Gunton Farmhouse, Reymerstone. Colour.
---Photograph: Gunton House, Reymerston. Print.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1984. Building Report. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1342566.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.
<S4>Monograph: Bridge, M. 2001. Tree Ring Analysis of Timbers from Guntons Farmhouse, Garvestone, Norfolk. English Heritage Centre for Archaeology Report. 37/2001.

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