Record Details

NHER Number:12655
Type of record:Building
Name:The Ancient House (Holkham Pottery)


The building dates back to the 16th or early 17th century but only a small part of the original building is now visible after extensive 19th century alterations. The building has stepped gables, ornate chimneys, pedimented windows and a two storey porch tower.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8923 4397
Map Sheet:TF84SE

Full description

Basic 16th century building; only north gable wall now visible of original work.
Two small windows, one blocked, one with brick mullion; wall of flint and brick.
Two storeyed porch perhaps basically original.
Otherwise all 19th century in red brick and tile with stepped gables, tall ornate chimneys and pinnacles.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 27 July 1983.

(S1) in file.

February 2002. Noted in passing.
Stone blocks in base of gateway and garden wall.
Reused medieval, or to do with hall?
E. Rose (NLA), 2 February 2002.

19th century remodelling of early 17th century building. Two storeys with one storey wing to south. Early 17th century two storey porch with ore-topper gable, three light ovolo-mullioned window and moulded and chamfered door frame, Brick rectangular hood moulds over openings. Pediments over some first floor windows. Evidence of earlier brick and flint work in north gable with two 2-light window with drip moulds, one opening blocked.
Information from (S2).
S. Spooner (NLA) 27 March 2006

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---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 424.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1986. [Photograph of The Ancient House]. 6 March.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.

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