Record Details

NHER Number:17801
Type of record:Building
Name:Wodehouse Farm, formerly The Haven, Furze Lane, Silver Green


An early 16th century timber framed house, originally a hall house, floored in the 17th century. The building was faced in brick in the 19th century and extended twice in the 20th century. Inside are original beams and joists, together with an original fireplace on the ground floor. Fragments of medieval stonework in the garden probably came from the chancel of St Margaret's Church which was demolished in 1857.

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Grid Reference:TM 2518 9347
Map Sheet:TM29SE

Full description

June 1981. Listed Grade II.
Listing Description:
C16 hall house floored in C17. Timber-frame later faced in brick (painted), roughcast at rear. Steep black glazed pantile roof with half hipped ends with gables. West end is modern addition. Brick chimney stack off centre. Two storeys. C19 casements with leaded panes. Plank door on left to cross passage. Interior: Arch braces to the tiebeams, wind braces and stopped chamfer ceiling beams.
Information from (S1).
H. Hamilton (HES), 05 December 2017.

December 1981. Site Visit.
16th century house retaining original screens passage and service doors, and stacks.
Indications that central part upper floor may be inserted or heightened. 15th century pinnacles (from a church tower?) in garden.
Under restoration.
Observations included in 2003 report (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 3 December 1981.

December 2003. Site Visit.
A more detailed examination indicates that this is indeed a hall house with narrow central hall; possibly a Wealden house, retaining an original brick hall fireplace. Date is likely to be late medieval. Hall floored over in 17th century; stack later extended; building faced in brick in the 19th century, extended 1959 and in about 1985. The fragments of stone in the garden are likely to be from the chancel of the parish church.
See report (S2) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA), 6 December 2003.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (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.
---Correspondence: Margaret, Countess Attlee.. 2004. Letter to E. Rose (NAU). 5 January.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 395.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1304384.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2003. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S3>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

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