Record Details

NHER Number:25083
Type of record:Building
Name:The Old Hart, formerly Hart Inn, Eagle Inn/Spread Eagle


A 17th century rendered and partly colourwashed former pub, probably timber framed, now a private dwelling, one storey high with attics. On the north side is a later lean-to. Inside, many original features survive, including an inglenook fireplace. Parson Woodeforde, rector of the parish from 1776 to 1803 mentions 'The Hart Inn' several times in his famous diaries.


  • The Old Hart Inn is a 17th century timber framed building.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 1125 1584
Map Sheet:TG11NW

Full description

Old Hart; former Hart Inn then Eagle Inn, but listed as Spread Eagle. Listing Grade II (S1) describes as late 17th century probably timber framed. One storey and attic. Pantile roof. Off-centre entrance and large central stack.
(S2) describes as 16th century, with inglenook fireplace and original oven.
D. Gurney (NLA) states that the internal fittings remain intact since closure in 1964.
Mentioned by Parson Woodeforde.
Newspaper report (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 6 February 1989.

Incorrectly mapped to [1]. Remapped to grid reference given on listing description.
A. Beckham (HES), 6 March 2017.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1993. TG 1115A - B.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1051513.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989. Parson Woodforde knew it well. 3 February.

Related records - none

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