Record Details

NHER Number:44246
Type of record:Building
Name:Carpenter's Yard Barn

Summary

A mid 18th century red brick barn built on a Greek cross plan, with a central entrance bay recessed under an arch. The barn may originally have been used as kennels for fox hounds.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 78928 28380
Map Sheet:TF72NE
Parish:HOUGHTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Listed, grade II, Carpenters Yard Barn, see (S1).
At south end of the Hall complex. Mid 18th century Kent style. Flemish bond red brick. 2 storey Greek cross plan with
single storey infilling wings to form rectangle. West front has 2 storey gabled centre with 2 ground floor segmental openings. Central entrance bay recessed under segmental arch. Platband and pedimented gable with oculus. Each façade basically same though windows vary.
West range partly unroofed.
E. Rose (NAU) 28 October 1985.

It is suggested in (S2) that this barn was built in 1730 as a foxhound kennels.
E. Rose (NLA) 15 July 1999.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KENNELS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S2>Monograph: Wade-Martins, P.. 1999. Norfolk from the Air.. Volume 2.

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