Record Details

NHER Number:26079
Type of record:Building
Name:Emmaus House, 65 The Close


A medieval and 16th century two storey building, formerly part of the monastic infirmary, now offices, with 18th and 19th century brick extensions. The ground floor is of flint and brick, the first floor timber framed with mathematical tiles. To the left is a fine panelled door and surround with a porch supported on Tuscan columns.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23485 08794
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

June 1972. Listed, Grade II*.
Formerly part of an Infirmarer's house, now office.
Medieval and 16th century with 18th and 19th century extensions.
Flint and brick ground floor. Timber framed above with mathematical tiles. Brick extensions. Pantile roof. Two storeys, first floor jettied. Single storey 19th century rear extension. Six closely spaced first floor windows, plus one 18th century bay to left.
Fine panelled door and surround to left with porch supported on thin 'Tuscan' columns. Four sash windows at ground floor and seven sash windows at first floor. Moulded timber buttoned ground floor ceiling.
Information from (S1).

See evaluatory survey in file for NHER 26522 which includes note of an undercroft that may have extended under this building.
E. Rose (NLA), 22 December 1999.

2001. Desk Based Assessment.
See report (S2) for details.
P. Watkins (HES), 24 March 2015.

See also NHER 26581 (NAU Reports 631 to 2)
D. Gurney (NLA), 11 December 2001.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PRIORY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNDERCROFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.
---Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2004. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2003. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt III pp 573-588. p 582.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1372787.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Gilchrist, R. 2000. Archaeological Assessment for Number 65, The Close. Roberta Gilchrist.

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