Record Details

NHER Number:31640
Type of record:Building
Name:Church Farm, Reymerston


A farmhouse and its ancillary buildings, set in the centre of Reymerston village near the church. The farmhouse is a 16th century rendered timber framed hall house, with a 17th century inserted chimney stack and upper floors. A single storey service extension is at one side.
The barn is 17th century and timber framed, with various later alterations, and the granary is 18th century and timber framed, with a brick and flint side wall. Other farm outbuildings date to the 18th and 19th centuries.
The whole complex of buildings was under conversion in the late 1990s, and the up to date position is not known.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0213 0597
Map Sheet:TG00NW

Full description

Farmhouse, timber framed, possibly a hallhouse of 16th century date with inserted stack and upper floors of mid 17th century. Solar stair later moved to give access to timber framed kitchen.
Timber framed barn probably 17th century. 18th/19th century brick outbuildings, see separate report by UEA (S1) in file.
Report (S2) in file.
E.Rose (NLA), 21 June 1996.

A timber framed granary, not seen at time of the above survey (S2), was listed Grade II in 1997 (S3), and described as mid 18th century timber framed with brick and flint side wall.
E.Rose (NLA), 18 February 1997.

November 1996. Watching Brief.
A watching brief was carried out during the lowering of floor levels by about 10cm. No archaeological features or artefacts were encountered except animal bone.
See report (S4) for further details.
J.Percival (NAU), 20 May 1997.

Architectural plans for conversion (S5), press cutting (S6) and photographs (S7) in file.

May 2011. Newspaper Article.
Church Farmouse dates to the early 17th century and is mainly timber frame under a peg tile roof.
See (S8) for further details.
D. Lefeuvre (HES), 22 August 2011.

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GRANARY (18th Century to 21st Century - 1750 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 351.
---Photograph: Photographs of Church Farmhouse, Reymerstone. Black and white, and colour.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF2914.
<S1>Unpublished Document: UEA. 1986. Historic Farm Buildings Survey.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1996. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1259378.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: Forrest, K. 1997. Results of Watching Brief at Church Farm Reymerston, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit.
<S5>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S6>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1996. Farm complex plan. 6 August.
<S7>Photograph: HLK 7-21.
<S8>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. A Grade II listed renovated village farmhouse. 27 May.

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