Record Details

NHER Number:12217
Type of record:Monument
Name:Manor House and grounds, Norwich Road


This is the site of a medieval great manor said to be in the grounds of the present house. Manor House is a brick building built around 1580 with a large hall and a narrower service wing. The windows were replaced and the building heightened around 1680. The interiors mostly date to 1800. The rear wings and extensions and outbuildings were added in 1880. These outbuildings include an industrial building with iron framed windows. The gardens retain their 17th century layout.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1948 2672
Map Sheet:TG12NE

Full description

Site of medieval great manor said to be in grounds to east by ponds. Present house is very fine brick around 1580 with large hall beam. Refenestrated and heightened around 1680, interiors mostly around 1800, extended around 1880.
Interesting industrial outbuildings and icehouse in cellar. Now residential home for elderly. Excellent condition.
See (S1) and (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 21 June 1985.

January 1952. Listed Grade II*.
Listing Description excerpt:
"17th century and later. Brick and steep pitched pantiled roof. Modillion eaves cornice. Two storeys and attics. Eleven-bay façade with asymetrical two-storey brick porch with moulded brick pilasters and segmental brick cornice. Mullioned leaded casement windows. Some sashes. East façade refaced in 18th century with sash windows in projecting architraves. Flat roofed dormers with leaded casements. 17th-century beams in panelled hall. Panelling in two other rooms 18th century. Early 19th-century stable block and barn attached to south side of house."
Information from (S3).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S3) for the current listing details.
P. Watkins (HES), 3 February 2022.

Norfolk Gardens Survey Grade Two Star. See (S4).

Monument Types

  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CELLAR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ICEHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • INDUSTRIAL BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 12 NE 15a.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 368.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2012. Residents and staff celebrate home's 30th anniversary. 29 June.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: E. Rose. 1985. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Drawing: Various. Various. Architectural plans. 1990.
<S3>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1372668.
<S4>Unpublished Document: Taigel, A. 1997. Norfolk Gardens Trust: Town Gardens Survey - Volume One. Norfolk Gardens Trust.

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