Record Details

NHER Number:19356
Type of record:Building
Name:Westfield House, Station Road


A late 16th century brick and flint farmhouse, with a gabled stair turret to its rear. The impressive south façade of five window bays dates to about 1800, while the north face is a series of different builds over the generations. Inside can be found some of the finest moulded beams in Norfolk, and large fireplaces.
The house sits in fourteen acres of meadowland, with various outbuildings.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 027 238
Map Sheet:TG02SW

Full description

May 1983. Listed, Grade II.
Late 16th century brick and flint. Two storeys and attics. Gabled stair turret at rear. Mid 17th century façade of five bays. Windows blocked in line with off centre stack. Also external gable stack. Very elaborately decorated beams in hall and parlour. Fireplace bressumers. Late 18th century staircase.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 27 July 1983.

2002. Building Survey.
NHBG survey. Dates as an early 17th century house, and states that façade is Georgian.
See report (S2) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA), 5 February 2003.

See confidential file.

(S3) notes façade is in fact from about 1800, one brick thick, not bonded to house. Two gabled projections to north, that to east older, 19th century bathroom between them. Plinth of east projection has mysterious breaks; Wilson calls this a stair turret but this may not be correct. Interior has the finest moulded beams in Broadland, and a very large first floor room to east now subdivided. Staircase at east end, that to west 18th century (the projection) the other 19th century. Large fireplaces . House was once more grand than now but probably not larger. Ruined outbuilding to west, probably not a privy.
Large amounts of chaff removed from between floorboards in 2005.
E. Rose (NLA), 14 March 2005.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2002. Fine family house in need of update. 29 November.
---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. p 472.
---Photograph: NHBG. 2002. 19356.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1050988.
<S2>Unpublished Report: Brown, S. and Brown, M. 2002. Westfield Farmhouse - Foulsham. Norfolk Historic Buildings Group Report.
<S3>*Verbal Communication: Hughes, G. (Broadland DC). 2005. [unknown].

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