Record Details

NHER Number:22554
Type of record:Building
Name:Wilton Farmhouse


An early 17th century flint and brick house, with a carved Jacobean frieze in the main bedroom. The house was altered and extended in the 18th century. An original inglenook fireplace with an oven was exposed during building work, and a twisted roll of paper found inside the stack was found to be an 18th century writing exercise.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7378 8812
Map Sheet:TL78NW

Full description

17th century 2 storey flint and brick house, probably originally 3 cell. Remarkably ornate Jacobean carved wallplates in main bedroom. Altered, part demolished and extended 18th century.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 7 May 1986.

Recommendation for listing of a building or structure.
The building is L-shaped with rendered external walls. The north-south block has a central acial stack. The first floor has wallplates and a tiebeam against the stack carved with reliefs of Jacobean motifs such as strapwork and arabesques. The north side of the stack has a large ground floor fireplace with traces of ovens and an unusual cavity into which flue lead. The west projection of the building has panelling dating to c. AD 1770 at first floor level. It is probably that the main range was once a standrad three cell house dating to c. AD 1600. The west projection marks a rearragement in AD 1700. This building is significant as the Jacobean reliefs and floor ceiling beams are an unusually elaborate features for a building of this size and no other examples are known in Norfolk.
Information from (S2).
S. Howard (NLA), 7 May 2010.

Monument Types

  • 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.
---Photograph: CVU 26-29.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1986. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 1975-?. Norfolk Archaeological Unit Recommendation for Listing. Recommendation. NHER22554.

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