Record Details

NHER Number:17151
Type of record:Building
Name:Cliff Farm, Old Hunstanton


A post medieval farm. The farmhouse dates to the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries and is built of carstone with brick dressings. Associated farm buildings include a 17th and 18th century barn, an 18th century stable and 19th century cart sheds. In 1991 an undated well was discovered during building works.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6850 4219
Map Sheet:TF64SE

Full description

September 1984. Listed, Grade II.
Mid to late 17th century, two storeys with attics. Garden front of two builds. Ground floor coursed carstone with galletting. First floor squared and coursed carstone with galletting, suggesting 18th century heightening. Brick dressings, modern roof. West section has single ground floor three light cross window in narrowed 17th century brick opening. Blocked ground floor east stack window. Main east section has three bays (one window narrower). Later first floor windows in original openings. Some brick stitching to former dormers. Blocked west stack window. Brick parapets with one party wall. Elaborate east and west gables about 1700. At west carstone and chequerwork with brick dressings. Two blocked rectangular windows.
Gable wall only seen by E. Rose (NAU), 1 April 1981 - who thought these were 16th/17th century.
E. Rose (NAU) 12 March 1984.

7 June 1991. During building works.
3m from North side of house, a 20m deep well, ovalish, 2.5m wide, unlined, dug through chalk.
No finds recovered. Formerly covered by a single brick arch.
Reported by owner by telephone - site not visited.
D. Gurney (NLA), 7 June 1991.

University of East Anglia farm survey (S1) (in file) of other buildings including barn, dated as part 17th century; remainder 19th.

Architects plans (1997) (S2) in file.

Associated farm buildings include an 18th century stable and 19th century cart sheds.
See (S1).
D. Robertson (NLA), 18 April 2006.

Monument Types

  • WELL (Unknown date)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STABLE (17th Century to 21st Century - 1700 AD to 2100 AD)
  • BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP (18th Century to 21st Century - 1800 AD to 2100 AD)
  • CART SHED (18th Century to 21st Century - 1800 AD to 2100 AD)
  • GRANARY (18th Century to 21st Century - 1800 AD to 2100 AD)
  • SHELTER (18th Century to 21st Century - 1800 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991. [Articles on the finding of well at Cliff Farm, Old Hunstanton].
---Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1077911.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, B. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 441.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: University of East Anglia. Farm Survey.
<S2>Drawing: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

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