Record Details

NHER Number:5774
Type of record:Building
Name:Red Lion, Caston and adjacent cottage


An 18th century public house, possibly with a 17th century timber framed core, encased with flint and brick in the 19th century. The building is two storeys high with a pantiled roof. There is a 20th century porch in the centre. The adjacent Old House is a timber framed thatched building from the mid 17th century, with a brick infill and later alterations.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 9591 9757
Map Sheet:TL99NE

Full description

15 October 1975. Seen.
Pub has plain 18th century façade but gable shape suggests earlier frame.
Cottage is thatched with high pitched roof, one gable overhanging at top.
Tiled extension to Red Lion has brick gable wall with chimney much higher than present roof. Daub walls. Cottage is
in very bad condition.
E. Rose (NAU).

(S1) gives Red Lion as ?late 17th century core encased in early 19th century. Thatched Cottage given as early 16th century hall house with intact timber frame on brick plinth; hall to east with floor inserted in 17th century; one tie beam remains in bedroom but roof an early 19th century replacement.
E. Rose (NAU) 16 August 1983.

October 2009.
The Red Lion has been closed for two years and is gradually falling into a state of disrepair.
See (S2) for details
H. White, (NLA), 15 October 2009

November 2009.
Planning application to turn the pub into housing has been refused.
See (S2) for details.
H. White, (NLA), 20 November 2009

April 2010.
Permission sought to convert two outbuildings into residential accomodation and to refurbish the pub.
See (S2) for further details,
H. White, (NLA), 22 April 2010

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • INN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL9597C.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1342840.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009-2010. [Articles on a proposal to protect the Red Lion Pub].

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