Record Details

NHER Number:40594
Type of record:Building
Name:Bakehouse Pottery, King Street

Summary

A survey suggests that this house was part of a large house with Bakehouse Cottage (NHER 40595) built in the mid 16th century as a floored hall. The west end appears to have been added in the late sixteenth century with an impressively high ceiling. The westernmost bay, with its less impressive timbers, may be a seventeenth century infilling of a cart entrance or alleyway between this and the next house. Interestingly documents do not agree with this survey. They record that The Old Bakehouse was 'lately built' in 1608. The bakery is now a pottery workshop.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 08778 90344
Map Sheet:TM09SE
Parish:NEW BUCKENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Bakery, now pottery. Early 17th century but altered in the 19th and 20th centuries. Timber framed with rendered wattle and daub and brick infill.
See (S1).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 16 July 2004.

October 2003. Building survey.
The house seems to have been built in the mid 16th century as a floored hall with parlour or service end at the east end and possibly a similar bay at the west end. The west end appears to have been added in the late sixteenth century with an impressively high ceiling and perhaps a new chimney or ground floor hearth and a clasped purlin roof. The westernmost bay, with its less impressive timbers, may be a seventeenth century infilling of a cart entrance or alleyway between this and the next house.
See report (S2) in file.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 13 December 2004.

(S3) records The Old Bakehouse with adjacent Bakehouse Cottage (NHER 40595).
There is a discrepancy between the findings of the survey and the written evidence. Documents describe The Old Bakehouse in 1608 as 'lately built' with owners known from 1598 but the west end, Bakehouse Cottage, as in existence before 1534.
See (S3).
M. Dennis (NLA), 10 May 2006.

Monument Types

  • (Former Type) BAKERY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POTTERY WORKSHOP (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1169240.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Brown, S. & Brown, M.. 2003. The Old Bakehouse, King Street, New Buckenham, Norfolk.
<S3>Monograph: Longcroft, A (ed.). 2005. The Historic Buildings of New Buckenham. Journal of the Norfolk Historic Buildings Group. Vol 2. pp 97-98.

Related records

9200Part of: New Buckenham, a medieval planned town (Monument)
40595Related to: Bakehouse Cottage, King Street (Building)
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