Record Details

NHER Number:44188
Type of record:Building
Name:1, 2 and 3 The Street

Summary

Three 18th century whitewashed brick estate cottages.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 79054 27739
Map Sheet:TF72NE
Parish:HOUGHTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Three cottages. 18th century.
Whitewashed brick, black glazed pantiles. 2 storeys, 5 windows with slightly recessed north bay.
No. 1 and 2 to south have 3 ground floor arched headed and 4 first floor straight headed wooden 2-light casements with glazing bars. Inserted 20th century glazed door in place of ground floor windows to No. 2.
No. 3 to north has single ground floor arched headed and single first floor straight headed wooden 2-light casement with glazing bars. Dentil eaves cornice, hipped roof with central and north end ridge stacks.
Boarded doors to No. 1 and No. 3 on returns.
Foundations of first two houses in New Houghton laid July 1729 replacing village in park.
Inspired Goldsmith's poem The Deserted Village (1770).
Appears as block plan in (S1).
Information from (S2).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 23 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • ESTATE COTTAGE (17th Century to 21st Century - 1700 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

<S1>Publication: Ware, I.. 1750. Plans, Elevations and Sections of Houghton (1735).
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1304550.

Related records

3547Part of: New Houghton Village (Building)

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