Record Details

NHER Number:38142
Type of record:Building
Name:Aelred House, 12 Market Place and 27 High Street


These three buildings create one complicated block on the corner of High Street and Market Place. The High Street block dates to the 17th century and was refaced in the 18th century. The Market Place block is built of 18th century brick and was re roofed in the 19th century. Inside the Market Place block there are 18th century decorations. This part of the building may have been built around an older core. The 18th century brick link between the two blocks is said to have been a machine gun post in World War Two. The barn further to the west was probably built during the 17th century. Reused medieval stones have been used throughout the buildings.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 93375 36744
Map Sheet:TF93NW

Full description

March 2003. Visit. Aelred House, 12 Market Place and 27 High Street.
Three buildings listed as one. High Street block basically 17th century recoated 18th. Market Place block 18th century brick with 19th century reroofing, 18th century internal decoration, but possibly an older core. 18th century brick link on west said to have been a machine gun post in World War Two, but evidence is lacking. Barn at west possibly pre Reformation, more likely 17th century. Reused limestone throughout.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 25 March 2003.

January 2004. Visit. 27 High Street.
South elevation is more complicated. The ground floor has been stripped out. The first floor has no visible signs of antiquity.
See (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 26 January 2004.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1172163.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 597.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Monograph: Longcroft, A.; Brown, S.J.; Brown, M.; Barr, D. and Hinton, I. (eds). 2015. Little Walsingham: A study of historic buildings in a medieval pilgrimage centre. Journal of the Norfolk Historic Buildings Group. Vol 6. pp 102-103, 104-105, and 124-125.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2003. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2004. Addendum to Building Report. Building Report.

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