Record Details

NHER Number:55704
Type of record:Building
Name:Stockhouse at Manor House


This red brick stock house dates from 1828. It is the most complete example of a marshland fringe stock house.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4115 0498
Map Sheet:TG40SW

Full description

Stockhouse dated 1828 of red brick has Diocletian windows over cart doors; four bay inner arcade of brick semi circular arches on south, only two bays remain of similar north arcade formed an 'aisled' structure.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 11 December 1985.

S. Wade-Martins (UEA) states that the stock house is an exceptionally important remnant of a rare type and should be upgraded.
E. Rose (NAU), 16 November 1995.

Building upgraded to Grade II* 1996, new and detailed description of stock house given, including a narrow arch for stair to first floor granary; wooden stalls, partitions, iron rings part remain. Most complete example of six surviving marshland fringe stock houses according to (S2).
See (S1) for further information.
E. Rose (NLA), 24 July 1996.

The upper part of the stock house collapsed in 2001 but the interior was remarkably undamaged and restoration is to begin.
Information from South Norfolk District Council.
E. Rose (NLA), 16 March 2001.

See also (S3) which describes the building and its interior in detail.
A. Cattermole (HES), 15 June 2011.

Monument Types

  • ANIMAL HOUSE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1828 AD to 2100 AD)

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 473.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF1543.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1152503.
<S2>Monograph: Marshall, W.. 1787. Agriculture of Norfolk. Vol 2. pp 274-275.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Edwards, P.. 2010. The Manor House, Freethorpe, Norfolk. Assessment of Architectural and Historic Significance..

Related records

55702Related to: Barn at Manor House (Building)
55703Related to: Cartshed at Manor House (Building)
11573Related to: Manor House (Building)
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