Record Details

NHER Number:23152
Type of record:Building
Name:No 8 Market Place


No 8 is a timber-framed building, possibly predating the fire of 1616. It has also been suggested that this building was originally two separate properties, one in Market Place and a later one in Bridewell Street, both built after the fire. The building is jettied on more than one side, with a dragon beam and stairs to the cellar descending below the winding stairs by the gable chimney stack. There are also good 19th century shop fronts on the ground floor.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1111 0146
Map Sheet:TG10SW

Full description

8 Market Place.

December 1950. Listed, Grade II

1984. Building Survey.
Examined by A. Carter for Wymondham Society.
Timber framed building. It is suggested this was originally two buildings, one in Market Place and later one in Bridewell Street, both 17th century and following fire of 1616. Dragon beam, and stairs to cellar descending below winding stairs by a gable stack. Arch-braced wallplate. Good 19th-century shop fronts inserted on ground floor.
Listing Grade II however dates to 16th century.
See report (S1) in for further details, including plans and photocopies of photographs.
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 3 December 1986. Information from record card (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 March 2022.

Revised listing 1994 (S3) now dates to 1616. States straight braces to corners of frames, arched only at east corners. Expanded principal studs. Chamfered and sunk quadrant bridging beams in Bridwell Street range; roof here of two tiers staggered butt purlins and cambered collars. In front range roof purlins are not staggered.
E. Rose (NLA), 3 June 1994.

Excerpt of current Listing Description:
"Two shops, formerly three. Early 17th century, probably 1616. Altered. Timber-framed. Roofs of black glazed pantiles. Two storeys and dormer attic. Mid-19th-century shop front composed of fluted corner pieces and door surrounds with plate glass display windows separated by round stiles with floral quadrant spandrels. This extends into north return (Bridewell Street). Blocked door to right with overlight of intersecting tracery. Prominent fascia board. Plastered and colourwashed first floor...Bell-based gabled roof with one flat-topped dormer. Internal gable-end stack to south...Timber-framed house extends down Bridewell Street, now incorporated into shop premises. 19th-century brick underbuilt jetty and rendered first floor...Gabled roof.
INTERIOR. Frame with straight braces to corners and jowled principal studs. East end with arched corner braces. Bridewell Street element with chamfered and sunk-quadrant bridging beams. Roof above of two tiers staggered butt purlins and cambered collars. Front roof range similar except purlins are not staggered."
Information from (S3).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S3) for the full listing details.
P. Watkins (HES), 21 March 2022.

Monument Types

  • CELLAR (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • SHOP (18th Century to 21st Century - 1800 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, B. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 798-799.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1292056.

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