Record Details

NHER Number:40600
Type of record:Building
Name:Pickwick Cottage, Market Place


This timber framed cottage dates back to around 1600. It was built on a site recorded in an old document dating to 1493. The earliest part of the house is the parlour (south) end. From at least 1614 to 1728 its owners were oatmeal-makers and in 1633 and 1728 the premises included an oat mill. Many alterations were made inside the house in the mid to late 17th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 08886 90522
Map Sheet:TM09SE

Full description

February 1984. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
House. 15th century and mid 19th century. Timber framed with brick facing. Pantiled roof. Two storeys and dormer attic. Central door in fluted case. Sash to right and 20th century bow window left. Three sashes to first floor, all with glazing bars. Two storey extension to north similar. Rusticated quoins at south return. Gabled roof with two flat dormers and casements. Large central ridge stack on plinth. Sash windows to south elevation with arched attic light. Outshut to east. Privy tower with medieval openings and stair turret. Storey height timber framing on interior survives in north on ground floor but complete above. Close studding. Arched wind bracing in roof.
Information from (S1).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 16th July 2004.

February 2004. Visit.
The earliest part of the house, around 1600, seems to be the parlour (south) end. The kitchen was rebuilt in the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century. There was no evidence for the fifteenth century date suggested by (S1).
See report (S2) and photographs in file.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 15 December 2004.

(S3) records as Pickwick House.
This site is documented from 1493 when it was in the hands of Thomas Joly, a turner. By 1542 it has acquired a bit of its neighbours curtilage. From at least 1614 to 1728 its owners were oatmeal-makers and in 1633 and 1728 the premises included an oat mill. There was considerable internal adaption between these dates. This is in line with the alterations noted by the survey.
See (S3).
M. Dennis (NLA), 10 May 2006.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Former Type) FLOUR MILL (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 559.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1169272.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Brown, S. & Brown, M.. 2004. Pickwick House, New Buckenham, Norfolk.

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