Record Details

NHER Number:40595
Type of record:Building
Name:Bakehouse Cottage, King Street

Summary

A survey suggests that this house was part of a large house with The Old Bakehouse (NHER 40594) 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 Bakehouse Cottage was in existence before 1534.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 08770 90338
Map Sheet:TM09SE
Parish:NEW BUCKENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Late 16th century timber framed house with wattle and daub infill and thatched roof. Front altered, probably in the late seventeenth century, when additional bay to west added. Mid 20th century brick lean-to extension at rear.
See (S1).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 16th July 2004.

Previously NHER 9200 context 22.

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 for NHER 40594.
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

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

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 561.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<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Unpublished Document: Brown, S. & Brown, M.. 2003.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. 9 97-98.

Related records

9200Part of: New Buckenham, a medieval planned town (Monument)
40594Related to: Bakehouse Pottery, King Street (Building)
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