|Type of record:||Building|
|Name:||Cardinal's Hat, formerly Candle Court, Back street|
A late 16th century timber framed house with a remarkable method of jettying based on a single post. The arrangement of the chimney stacks suggests it was an extension of an earlier house, now demolished. It has a mid to late 17th century brick extension to the west. It was heavily restored in 1975 when a rebuilt 17th century staircase was added. During the restoration a wallpainting was found, allegedly of a cardinal and hence the change in the name of the house.
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|Grid Reference:||TG 0997 2281|
|Parish:||REEPHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK|
Late 16th century timber framed house with remarkable method of jettying based on a single post.
Arrangement of chimney stacks suggests it was an extension of an earlier house now demolished. Mid to late 17th century brick extension to west. Original fireplaces and some decoration inside. Now restored.
(S1) in file.
Briefly mentioned by (S2) who assigns it to the late 17th century and compares with 18th century American examples.
Building is now known as the Cardinals Cap. Information from Reepham Post Office.
E. Rose (NAU), 15 October 1982.
Heavily restored 1975 with rebuilt 17th century staircase. (S3).
During the restoration a wallpainting was found, allegedly of a cardinal and hence the change in name of the house.
Photograph seen by E. Rose (NLA) in 2001 very faint, but border is like that on 16th century paintings at Little Walsingham. Painting was deposited with the Bridewell Museum, but is in very poor condition.
E. Rose (NLA), 15 May 2001.
Said to be the only building to survive the great fire of Reepham in 1543.
D. Gurney (NLA), 13 October 2008.
- HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- WALL PAINTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Sources and further reading
|---||Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TG 1022F - K. |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 646-647. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|---||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991-1995. [Sale advertisements for The Cardinal's Hat]. |
|<S1>||Unpublished Document: RCHME. 1967. Building Survey. |
|<S2>||Publication: Hewitt, C.A.. English Historic Carpentry. 234, 260, 282, 287, fig.2. |
|<S3>||Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1076869. |
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