Record Details

NHER Number:2930
Type of record:Building
Name:Old Hall Farmhouse and barn, Eastgate Street


A much altered flint and brick farmhouse with a date stone of 1669 in the north gable and many later alterations. Nearby is an 18th century brick barn, now converted to residential use, with interesting roof trusses.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9916 2044
Map Sheet:TF92SE

Full description

Five bay east façade: two storeys. First three bays from north are of flint, with brick quoins of old windows now cut by later ones. Fourth bay projects, with modern porch and above it a window blocked in brick and crossed by raised brick courses like bars. All this work is dated 1669 on a plaque on the north gable, though there are modern brick courses here. Southernmost bay is of chequered brickwork, which must be later, though in appearance it need not be. Triple-angled chimney stands over the join between the two sections. 19th century dormers.
Obviously much altered.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 November 1978.

Above conclusions supported by (S1) which states that the modern porch covers an original recessed porch; that the brick southern bay is a rebuilding on the site of an original bay, and that foundations have been found extending the house further south. The brick bay contains a panel-painting of about 1730-40. There is a cast iron fire back of 1697.
He also notes an 18th century barn with roof of tie beams, collars and scissor bracing.
E. Rose (NAU).

Press cuttings (S2) and (S3), appeal details (S4) and architects' plans (S5) in file.
Photographs (S6) of barn under conversion in file. Listed (S7).

Grid reference corrected from original TF 992 204.
M. Horlock (NLA), 10 April 2003.

May 2008. Barn 4
Proposed rebuilding of collapsed boundary wall and section of the barn, with conversion of the remainder to residential use.
See (S8) and (S9) for further information
H White (NLA) 21 November 2008

Monument Types

  • FARMHOUSE (17th Century to 21st Century - 1669 AD to 2100 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (17th Century to 19th Century - 1669 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BARN (17th Century to Late 20th Century - 1700 AD? to 1997 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: Listed Building Consent.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 92 SE 4.
---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 571.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Elmham (North).
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2015. Fire at listed home started by accident. 24 March.
<S1>Monograph: Wade-Martins, P. with Yaxley, D.. 1980. Excavations in North Elmham Park 1967-1972.. East Anglian Archaeology Report. Vol IX, parts 1 and 2. p 608.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. Barn conversion hits trouble. 12 November.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991. [Sale advertisement for Old Hall Farmhouse and barn, North Elmhan]. 20 September.
<S4>Unpublished Document: 1991. Planning Appeal.
<S5>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S6>Photograph: [unknown].
<S7>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entries 1170071 and 1342521.
<S8>Unpublished Document: Goldsmith, I. 2008. Design and Access Statement, Barn 4, Eastgate Barns, North Elmham..
<S9>Unpublished Report: A F Howland Associates. 2007. A Phase I Report on a Desk Study and Walkover Survey for the Redevelopment of the Eastgate Barns, North Elmham.

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