Record Details

NHER Number:4700
Type of record:Building
Name:Church Farmhouse


The farmhouse here is a fine 16th century building, although the timber frame it incorporates may be earlier. The brick and flintwork construction features unusual long narrow windows on the side but these have now been filled in. Post medieval pottery and an engraved sheep bell have been found in the yard here.


  • Church Farmhouse, Poringland.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 2713 0161
Map Sheet:TG20SE

Full description

Good late 16th or early 17th century house, though timber frame could be older. Storied porch with carved wooden balusters and pediment. Unusual long narrow windows, now partially blocked, at side.
E. Rose (NAU) 24 July 1975.

The owner has stoneware and 19th century sherds, fossils, broken 16th - 17th century engraved sheep bell, etc. found in farmyard.
Seen by E. Rose (NAU).

See (S1) for a long and detailed description of this building which it dates to about 1600 and gives construction as brick and flint, but studwork also mentioned. Two wings, not at right angles. Ovolo mullioned and cross casements, as well as the long windows noted above.
Interior has various mouldings including rollmoulded mullions and wavemoulded studs, as well as fine staircase.
Description sounds 16th rather than 17th century.
E. Rose (NAU) 16 February 1999.

See (S2) in file which gives details of repairs in recent years. Agrees date is 16th century.
E. Rose (NLA) 16 July 2004.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 590-591.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2016. Buildings are listed on at-risk register. 14 June.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1306467.
<S2>Article in Serial: Campbell, I.. 2004. Church Farm House, Poringland.. The Cornerstones. Vol 25, no 2. pp 23-24.

Related records

MNO4484Related to: Church Farmhouse Shotesham Road PORINGLAND (Revoked)

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