Record Details

NHER Number:17730
Type of record:Building
Name:Boat house, Gunton Park


An 18th century boat house near the Great Water, a mid 18th century artificial lake in Gunton Park, NHER 30483. The boat house has three brick tunnels with mooring rings.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2214 3421
Map Sheet:TG23SW

Full description

3 brick tunnels, slightly pointed, about 10 to 15 m long.
Entrances from 3 pointed arches in a brick face to water. Only the central tunnel has an access from the rear on land. 1.5m of silt inside, similar height to roof above water. They are said to be boathouses but it is difficult to see how the side tunnels functioned, unless there was a wooden stage across the front. But there do appear to be mooring rings in them. Late 18th century.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 4 November 1981.

(S1) for reconstruction 1997 in file.

Monument Types

  • BOAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

Related records

30438Part of: Gunton Park (Monument)

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