Record Details

NHER Number:14203
Type of record:Building
Name:The Manor House and Manor House Cottage, Canns Lane


A late 16th and early 17th century manor house, built in two phases. The earlier, 16th century phase, is of a single bay with an attic storey, an original wooden window and a polygonal buttress. The later 17th century phase has early 17th century windows. The manor house has now been divided into two dwellings.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1545 0489
Map Sheet:TG10SE

Full description

House in Canns Lane, now called Manor House in 1989.
East end of building is a single cell house, two storeys in height but with only 1 large window and a dormer.
West gable of old brick with chimney pot above, and polygonal angle buttress to north. Brickwork of north wall much patched, but whole seems 16th or early 17th century. Lower extension seems 18th century on exterior, but is it a recasing? For style of buildings with single bay at one end higher than rest, see King's Head Inn nearby, and several local cottages, though none of these presents any evidence of being older than the 18th century.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 8 November 1978.

The King's Head is in fact early 17th century, later extended, see NHER 25242.
E. Rose (NAU) 14 April 1989.

Revised (S1) agrees that taller single cell section is 16th century and lower sction is 17th. The older section has a basement. See (S1) for full description of remains of windows etc.
E. Rose (NAU) 17 November 1998.

(S2) in file.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

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. pp 398-399.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1373152.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989. [Sale advertisement for The Manor House, Hethersett]. 5 May.

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