Record Details

NHER Number:18441
Type of record:Building
Name:High Common Cottage


This timber-framed house is thought to date to the early 16th century, and probably began life as an open hall house. The screens passage has western service doors, but three queenpost trusses in the roof survive from the original building.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1433 9935
Map Sheet:TM19NW

Full description

1982. Building Survey.
Crudely built timber framed house with early features. Probably a later 16th century date though.
See report (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 15 October 1982.

December 1983. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Former farmhouse. Late 16th-century. Six-bay rendered timber frame with corrugated asbestos roof. Two storeys. Scattered fenestration with diamond mullion windows (mainly renewed in original mortices) of 8 to 3 lights. Off-centre axial stack. Service doors with through passage to west. Principal beams of heavy scantling with wide chamfers and stepped stops. Three surviving queen post trusses.
Information from (S2).

Also noted in (S3).

High Common Cottage was also previously recorded as NHER 48532, which was erroneously located at High Common Farm (approximately 450m to the west). This error appears to have been due to an incorrect grid reference in the designation record, which placed it in the vicinity of High Common Farm. NHER 48532 now records a group of 19th-century farm buildings at High Common Farm.
P. Watkins (HES), 10 May 2016.

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval to 21st Century - 1500 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • HOUSE (Medieval to 21st Century - 1500 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Medieval to 21st Century - 1500 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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1982. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1152546.
<S3>Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, B. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 790.

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