Record Details

NHER Number:13117
Type of record:Building
Name:Old Rectory, Carr Lane


This Italianate white stuccoed house was built in 1832 by W. J. Donthorne. It is one of only two domestic designs of this Norfolk based architect that survive. It has two bow windows and a tower with a pyramid roof and triple lancet window. The original Pompeian style wall paintings from inside the house have been restored at Norwich Castle Museum. This may be on the site of an old hall.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1661 9073
Map Sheet:TM19SE

Full description

1903. Old Rectory.
Norman piscina noticed in rectory coach house; thought to have been brought from site of All Saints' Church, Little Moulton (NHER 10969).
Information from (S1).

3 October 1979.
Now in church (NHER 10080), coach house is now a dwelling. However the Old Rectory itself is well worth noting; very fine Italianate white stuccoed house of 1832 with two bow windows and tower with pyramid roof and triple lancet window.
Proposed conversion to flats.
E. Rose (NLA).

(S2) marks 'remains of old hall' here though no traces of it now.

Very fine 1832 wall paintings in 'Pompeiian' style being restored at NCM. Now given to NCM, only survivors of many.
E. Rose (NAU), 15 December 1986.

Monument Types

  • COACH HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WALL PAINTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 1690A,B.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1986-1991. [Sale advertisements for the Old Rectory, Carr Lane, Great Moulton].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Royal Commission for Historic Monuments. Recording Threatened Buildings..
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 369.
---Photograph: Gt Moulton, Old Rectory. Print.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: BMG 6. Great Moulton Old Rectory..
<S1>Archive: Bolingbroke Collection.
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

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