Record Details

NHER Number:10536
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bush Farmhouse


A 17th century timber framed farmhouse with later alterations. The house was refronted in brick in the 19th century and was in used as a farm building until a recent restoration restored it to residential use. During the restoration the brick frontage was removed, revealed panels of pargetting. The house stands within the partial remains of a medieval moat.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3522 9667
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

Fragment of moated site, surrounding timber framed house. House is probably a servants' building, one two-storey bay of living quarters with gable stack, one open bay ?for animals. Later extended beyond stack. First phase early 17th century, second about 1700.
Clad in brick in 19th century.
See (S1) in file.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 20 July 1978 and part survey September 1990.

November 2000. Visit.
West arm still survives, water filled. Owners say this used to project further south by approx 10 metres.
H. Paterson (A&E), 17 January 2001.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Former Type) FARM BUILDING (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • FARMHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 3596A.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1050479.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 39 NE 3.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. [Photographs of Bush Farmhouse]. 7 January.
---Photograph: 1992. Photographic record of former Bush Farmhouse. Print.
---Photograph: 1980. Photographic record of former Bush Farmhouse - Bush Farm. Print.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Loddon.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: FNA 25-35.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1990. Building Report. Building Report.

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