Record Details

NHER Number:10161
Type of record:Building
Name:Oldhouse Farm

Summary

A 16th or 17th century timber framed house, with octagonal brick chimneys, which is surrounded on three sides by a medieval moat. The barn is also timber framed, and dates from the 17th century.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 2734 9795
Map Sheet:TM29NE
Parish:BROOKE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

16th or 17th century timber framed house.
East front has gable at south end projecting on carved brackets.
North gable and west wall in brick; long narrow windows, some blocked and recut.
Three storeys porch tower on west, modern porch on east.
However west side of the southeast gable is clad in recent brick.
Central group of 4 octagonal chimneys.
Interior all modernised but with some original beams with chamfered corners.
Moat on 3 sides.
Overgrown in part.
E. Rose, (NAU) 28 September 1978.

1991. Building Survey.
Examination by Brooke Society.
See report (S1) for further details.
Shows further internal details since revealed including elaborate bracket in crosswing. Their conclusion is that the building is a 17th century lobby entrance house with crosswing and stair turret added late 17th century.
This seems questionable and the building really needs a re-examination.
E. Rose, (NLA) 2 December 1991.

See (S2) which seems to say that the whole building is of early 17th century date, with 19th century alteration, on a lobby entrance plan.
Some balusters were removed to Waterfield Cottage.
Also listed is a 17th century timber framed barn of 4 bays with arched braces to the tiebeams and windbracing.
E. Rose (NLA), 25 November 1998.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 29 NE 16.
---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 223.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Brooke.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Brooke Society. 1991. Old House Farm, Brooke. Brooke Society Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1372864.

Related records - none

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