Record Details

NHER Number:13307
Type of record:Building
Name:Faize Cottages, Workhouse Yard


A brick and flint building, dating to about 1600, which has now been divided into two cottages. The building contains reused medieval stonework, perhaps taken from St Mary's Priory, NHER 3632. The building was used as a workhouse in the late 18th century.

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Grid Reference:TF 8281 2806
Map Sheet:TF82NW

Full description

North wall of flint on lower storey, with several hoodmoulded windows all narrowed or part blocked.
West gable has similar windows on two storeys, the upper one recut then blocked again.
Upper storey north is of brick.
16th or early 17th century, presumably used as a workhouse at some time?
Now two cottages.
E. Rose (NAU) 20 February 1978.

(S1) notes as: also known as 21 to 22 East Rudham, or as Faize Cottages.
Central straight join visible on south.
Possibly originally through passage plan with stack to southwest.
Confirms dating to about 1600.
E. Rose (NAU) 28 October 1985.

September 2005.
Detailed examination suggests (S1) is correct as to date but wrong in its interpretation.
Building contains much reused stone.
It may once have had another wing.
Interior of about 1600 on first floor but ground floor altered when it became a parish workhouse in late 18th century, then many other alterations when it became tenements in 19th century.
Many constructional features as yet unexplained.
(S2) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 13 September 2005.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WORKHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 324.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1342355.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NLA). 2005. Building Report.. Building Report.

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