Record Details

NHER Number:22150
Type of record:Building
Name:Toad Hole Cottage


A tiny 18th century thatched brick marshman's cottage set near the River Ant. It has one large room downstairs and two small upstairs bedrooms. Derelict for many years, it is now preserved as a museum and equipped with Victorian period items.

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Grid Reference:TG 3703 1909
Map Sheet:TG31NE

Full description

Typical 19th century marshman's cottage; brick, two storeys, two rooms on each floor (upper floor is attic); thatched. One gable stack, projects internally. To be restored with period furnishings etc. See press cuttings (S1) to (S3) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 29 January 1986.

May 1987. Listed, Grade II.
Dates to 1740. Has outshut on flint plinth.
States two service rooms, one with arched brick shelves, open into kitchen with opposed entry doors; large fireplace with brick hob; winder staircase to attic bedroom.
See (S4) for the complete listing details.
E. Rose (NAU), 3 November 1986.

Monument Types

  • MARSHMANS COTTAGE (18th Century to 21st Century - 1740 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>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1986. [Articles on the furnishing of Toad Hole Cottage].
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1986. Thatch to be home-grown. 17 September.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. Craft skills shine in Broadland. 25 January.
<S4>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049912.

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