Record Details

NHER Number:13268
Type of record:Building
Name:Thornham Cottage and Ilex Cottage


An early 17th century and later house. Built of Roughly squared clunch and some knapped and galleted flint with brick dressings. The house has a central porch with an altered arched entrance and a hoodmoulded window with a datestone of 1624. The fabric of the porch is of knapped flint and carstone in cheqeured pattern. The rear pile of the house dates to early 19th century and is built of white flint with sash windows with glazing bars. A gabled wing was added to the front probably during 19th century. One of the rooms on the interior has wood panelling dating to about 1780. The house, having been subdivided into two cottages, is back into single ownership.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7379 4332
Map Sheet:TF74SW

Full description

Dated 1624. Now subdivided and part known as Ilex Cottage.
Knapped and galleted flint with carrstone and brick dressings. Black pantiles. 3 bay, 2 storeys and attics. Central porch. Rear pile about 1800, gabled front wing added about 1900. Open arched entrance to porch, hoodmoulded 3 light window above with datestone and 'RTA'. Brick quoins and cornice. Windows mostly replaced, some Gothick. West ground floor interior room panelled about 1700.
Information from (S1), Grade II.
E. Rose (NAU), 12 March 1984.

March 2008.
plans are in place to demolish existing conservatory and errect a replacement,

H White (NLA) 19 November 2008

September 2010
Conservatory done to a very high standard. Returned to being a single property.
S. Heywood (HES) 07 February 2011

February 2011
Illustrated report with details on the architectural history of the house.
See (S2) for further information
S. Heywood (HES) 11 February 2011

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (17th Century to 21st Century - 1624 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: Listed Building Consent.
---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 725.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1342260.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Heywood, S. 2011. Thornham Cottage, High street, Thornham. January.

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