Record Details

NHER Number:17125
Type of record:Building
Name:Strand Cottage


A 17th century flint and brick cottage that was almost doubled in size in the 18th century. The house has an original winding stair next to the chimney stack and a large 17th century arched fireplace with 17th century wall paintings.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2192 3677
Map Sheet:TG23NW

Full description

1981. Site Visit.
Apparently 16th century with original windows. Altered in 17th century with wall paintings. Extended into industrial premises in about 1800.
See HER Notes (S1) for full site visit report.
See also photographs (S2) and sketch plan (S3) which may be related to this site visit.
E. Rose (NAU) 19 March 1981. Amended H. Hamilton (HES), 16 May 2019.

1986. Site Visit.
Further work indicates industrial premises, though largely 19th century, incorporate 16th century walls and fireplace in which a witch bottle was found. Cottage is early 17th century.
See HER Notes (S1) for full site visit report.
See also photographs (S4), sketch plan (S5) by J. Denny, and diagram (S3) which may be related to this site visit.
E. Rose (NAU), 7 May 1986. Amended H. Hamilton (HES), 16 May 2019.

January 1988. Listed Grade II.
Listing Description:
Cottage. Mid C17 with C18 and C19 additions. Coursed flint with brick dressings. Pantile roof. Single cell plan with C18 side addition more than doubling the length. 2 storeys with former attic. South facade with 3 late C20 windows with glazing bars beneath reconstructed rectangular hood moulds and with renewed dressings to ground floor. Modern doorway to left beneath segmental arch. C18 dentil cornice and C18 roof at low pitch. Surviving C17 moulded brick gable corbel. Eastern gable-end with 4 small windows beneath rectangular hood moulds, 2 with roughly shaped brick mullions. Gable-end stack. Additions to north and west not of special interest. Interior. Principal beams with ogee and nicked chamfer stops. Window lintels with similar decoration. Original winding stair beside stack from first floor to former attic. C17 arched and chamfered fireplace to first floor with contemporary painted decoration above consisting of Fleur-de-Lys motifs flanking a medallion.
Information from (S6).
H. Hamilton (HES), 16 May 2019.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • WALL PAINTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WITCH BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 650-651.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Correspondence: Denny, J. 1982. Letter regarding Cottage at Roughton.
<S1>Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S2>Photograph: Rose, E.. 1981. BVS 3-6. HES Negatives.
<S3>Drawing: Rose, E.. 1981-1986. Diagram of Strand Cottage. Annotated architectural plan and elevation. Paper. Not to scale.
<S4>Photograph: Rose, E.. 1986. CVU 30-32.
<S5>Drawing: Denny, J. 1981-1986. Sketch plan of Strand Cottage and adjoining premises. Annotated architectural plan and section. Paper. Not to scale.
<S6>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1305434.

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