Record Details

NHER Number:20493
Type of record:Building
Name:Church Farm, Horning Road


A quite complex thatched brick farmhouse, the main part of which dates to the mid 16th century and incorporates re-used medieval stonework, indicating that an even earlier structure may have stood on the site. A one storey west extension with dormer windows was added in 1711, a small south extension being built at about the same time. The house was altered, partly rebuilt and remodelled in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It was in a ruinous condition by the late 20th century, but is thought to have been at least partially restored since.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3098 1785
Map Sheet:TG31NW

Full description

April 1955. Listed, Grade II.
See (S1) for complete listing description.

House of about 1600 with later additions, incorporating medieval stone doorways, windows quoins, etc. probably reused but perhaps indicating even older core.
Also 15th century tracery fragment probably from church. In a state of collapse. Access via Wroxham Builders Ltd.
See report (S2) in file.
E.Rose (NAU), 29 July 1984.
Also in file, report by S. Heywood (Norfolk County Council), 1997 (S3).

Photographs (S4), press cuttings (S5) and architect's plans (S6) in file.

13 February 1998. Watching Brief and Building Survey.
It was originally intended that renovation work at Church Farm would be subject to archaeological monitoring and recording. A reduction in the extent of the work and restricted access to the site prevented much of this work from being carried out.
See report (S8) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S9).
D. Gurney (NLA), 8 March 2001. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 March 2015.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: 1992. Church Farmhouse, Hoveton. Print.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049906.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1984. Building Report. Building Report.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Heywood, S. 1997. Church Farmhouse Hoveton. Brief for the recording of the above ground building.. 12 June..
<S4>Photograph: CNA2-14.
<S5>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1986. [Articles on the refused permission to demolish Church Farm, Hoveton].
<S6>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S8>Unpublished Contractor Report: Bown, J. 1998. Report on an Archaeological Watching Brief at Church Farm, Hoveton. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 580.
<S9>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1999. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1998. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 369-387. p 375.

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