Record Details

NHER Number:15499
Type of record:Building
Name:Barrack Yard and Barracks Cottage, Gasthorpe


A group of houses forming a courtyard. The main L-shaped thatched building on the northwest is possibly 16th century, of clay lump on a timber frame, two storeys high with dormer windows. On the west side of the courtyard are long tall buildings of similar style but perhaps later in date.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 9760 8087
Map Sheet:TL98SE

Full description

Listed as Two Houses southwest of Post Office, and Barracks Cottage. Barracks yard divided into numbers 1, 2 and 3. Number 1 also known as Middle Cottage. (S1).

November 1979. Visit.
Southwest corner of Gasthorpe crossroads. Group of houses forming a courtyard. Main building on northeast L-shaped, clay lump on timber frame. Section along road on north jettied. Thatched. Later brick chimneys. Two storeys with turret-like dormers, but of irregular height. 17th century?
West side of courtyard long tall buildings of similar style, but perhaps slightly later date.
Report (S2) in file.
E.Rose (NAU), 29 November 1979.

Listed as 16th century core (S1) with 18th to 19th century additions, in 1984.

Detailed investigation of Number 1, Middle Cottage, suggests this group was once an important 16th century house; but it is not clear how some details fit in and there may have been 17th century alteration before the 18th/19th century subdivision. Barracks Cottage to the west is a later addition, probably 18th century, perhaps farmworker accommodation. (S3) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 24 October 2005.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (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

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1077393.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NLA). 2005. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S3>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

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