Record Details

NHER Number:40607
Type of record:Building
Name:Beech House, Norwich Road (formerly The Bull Inn)


This 17th century timber framed house has a brick skin and a slate roof. It incorporates a much earlier 15th century timber framed building, The Bull Inn. This was the largest pub in the town in the 16th century and despite being accused of being a disorderly house in 1561 and permitting unlawful games in 1577 it remained an inn until the late 18th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 08895 90528
Map Sheet:TM09SE

Full description

February 1984. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description Excerpt:
"House. 17th century and 19th century. Timber framed with brick skin and slate roof. 2 storeys in 3 bays. Central door in timber case flanked by one sash window left and right with 3 to first floor, all with glazing bars under gauged skewback arches. Gabled roof with end stacks."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current listing details.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 14th July 2004. Amended by P. Beers (HES), 25 June 2020.

Formerly the Bull Public House, the largest inn in the town in the 16th century (S2).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 16th July 2004.

December 2001. Building survey.
Fragmentary 15th century timber framing in 18th century house.
See report (S3), drawings and photographs in file.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 16th July 2004.

The house incorporates The Bull Inn which dominated the Norwich road at the entry to the market place. Once on a curtilage of generous size building plots on the north and east sides were sold off from 1577 onwards. Despite this diminution and accusation of a disorderly house in 1561 and unlawful games in 1577 it remained an inn until the late 18th century.
See (S4).
M. Dennis (NLA), 10 May 2006.

Monument Types

  • (Former Type) INN (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1342442.
<S2>Publication: Rutledge, P.. 2000. New Buckenham, a planned town at work 1530-1780. p 15-16.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Brown, S. & Brown, M.. 2001. Beech House - New Buckenham. 17th December.
<S4>Monograph: Longcroft, A (ed.). 2005. The Historic Buildings of New Buckenham. Journal of the Norfolk Historic Buildings Group. Vol 2. pp 131-132.

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