Record Details

NHER Number:41127
Type of record:Building
Name:Hall Farm Cottages, Houghton Lane


Hall Farm Cottages are a pair of semi-detached cottages with a single storey porch-like structure at the front. They were constructed around 1803 by W. Donthorne, and are an important and almost unaltered example of his work.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 86181 04376
Map Sheet:TF80SE

Full description

June 2002. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Pair of cottages, at present unoccupied and part used as an animal shelter. c.1830. By WJ Donthorn. Red brick on flint and brick plinth with pantile roof and brick central ridge stack. Simple Tudor style with ornamental hood moulds with shield stops. Single storey and attic. Central brick porch with simple pediment has pair of blocked doors. A 3-light casement to either side. On either end a central doorway (that on left side blocked) with a single-light window either side and 2 2-light windows above, half in the gable which has a brick dentilled cornice to eaves line and roof line.
INTERIOR retains a pair of winder stairs.
A little altered pair of cottages in Donthorn's Tudor style designed at about the time he built Pickenham Hall (1829) (qv) and other buildings on the estate.
Information from (S1).

Pair of semi-detached cottages by W. Donthorne (a famous if neglected architect) around 1830, an important example of his work almost unaltered.
See (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 29 January 2005.

September 2006. Building Survey.
Record made after the cottages had stood empty for a number of years, prior to and during restoration.
Pair of two storey semi detached cottages with a single storey porch-like structure at the front (west) side. The porches at the front have recessed brick panels, suggesting doors, but are built in with the rest of the structure. Restoration revealed that the apparent blocked porches were in fact surrounds to ovens, disguised in this way.
See report (S3) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S4).
J. Allen (NLA), 11 October 2006. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 July 2015.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1830 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: KWQ 15-17.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF3482.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NLA). 2005. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1360805.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Brennan, R. 2006. Hall Farm Cottage, South Pickenham, Norfolk. Historic Building Record. Ruth Brennan.
<S4>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2007. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2006. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt II pp 261-273. p 270.

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MNO11766Related to: Pair of cottages on side road SOUTH PICKENHAM (Revoked)

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