Record Details

NHER Number:16892
Type of record:Building
Name:21 Fakenham Road


A two storey 17th century timber framed house, formerly a terrace of four dwellings, but now two.The building was later partly clad in brick and rendered. Inside are original beams and a large late 17th century fireplace.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9563 2732
Map Sheet:TF92NE

Full description

6 February 1980. Visited.
Terrace, now consisting of two houses and formerly divided into four.
Apparently originally one or two houses.

Timber framed wattle and daub or clay lump. Some flint in wall bases (see west gable).
Later clad in brick and rendered, at least in part.
Dentilled cornice and external chimneys suggest early 19th century date for this.
Inside, two storeys and roof space.
Against west gable is large fireplace recently uncovered. Off centre to room. Brick with heavy lintel, apparently late 17th century.
Beam with stopped chamfers at one end runs east to west. At its east end is a very large chimney stack, with present front door opening on a passage to its south.
In east side of this stack is a modern fireplace, apparently replacing a small 19th century grate.
Brickwork around is 19th century, filling in a large fireplace. In space north of chimney a domed brick bread oven was revealed in December 1980. Another ceiling beam running east to west in room east of stack. Then a thin brick wall, beyond which a third room with all beams exposed. Some of the joists have unusual chamfered edges, but the main beam is rough. Remainder of building to east not seen.
Said to be modernised beyond recognition. Upstairs rooms are small.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD to 2100 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2022 Norfolk Historic Environment Service