Record Details

NHER Number:47379
Type of record:Building
Name:Abbey Farmhouse, The Street


A 17th century two storey coursed flint farmhouse, partly built over the ruins of the Augustinian priory, with 19th century additions and other alterations.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 11153 43049
Map Sheet:TG14SW

Full description

September 1987. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Farmhouse partly built over ruins of former Augustinian Priory.
17th century with early 19th century addition. 17th century range of galletted whole flint, pantiles; three bays. Two storeys, chimney bay to east with high gable parapet, renewed shaft, stack removed. South façade: off centre left axial stack with chimney bay; part quoins for earlier angle near left chimney bay of alternate flints and brick, blocked first floor window to middle chimney bay, changed openings; ground floor with door to left, casement and triple casement; two sashes and a casement to first floor. Single bay double depth two storey addition to west return extending to north, rendered and colourwashed, unglazed black pantiles to hipped roof having wide eaves, plat band and plinth, south front with blank opening to first floor, sash with glazing bars to ground floor west return with two sashes each to ground and first floor. Rear to north: addition of early 19th century of two bays extending to left, double leaved part glazed door with no surround to left, sash with glazing bars above and to ground floor right, blank window above right; 19th century outshut extension of dairy to 17th century range in flint and brick mosaic continues line of early 19th century addition to left. Rear of 17th century range in coursed flint with former openings blocked in galletted whole and knapped flint, inserted early 20th century casements, door to left. Single bay It storey forward wing to left, half across chimney bay, built over ruins of Priory, flint and brick mosaic; range of 19th century outhouses to north. Interior: wide chimney stack between bays two and three, timber studded partition by stack to first floor. Straight staircase to passage between 17th century range and early 19th century addition, open string with ramped pine handrail and square sectioned balusters; panelled doors and doorway reveals to early 19th century addition.
Information from (S1).
P. Aldridge (NLA), 1 September 2006.

Verbal correspondance from a previous occupant of the house (S2) states that a child's shoe and some stone carved heads were found in the rear medieval flint wall.
H. White, (NLA), 2 September 2009

Monument Types

  • DAIRY (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD to 2100 AD)
  • FARMHOUSE (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD to 2100 AD)
  • WALLED GARDEN (18th Century to 19th Century - 1800 AD to 1900 AD) + Sci.Date

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 722.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1152509.
<S2>*Verbal Communication: 2009. Verbal communication from Weybourne History group.

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