Record Details

NHER Number:31394
Type of record:Building
Name:Blue Tile Farmhouse


A farmhouse with two building stages, the east part being from about 1500, the west from about 1600. Construction is of brick and flint, with brick gables and a black pantiled roof. A two storey north addition gives the house an L shaped plan.There is a surviving garderobe tower to the east and a dovecote at the rear. Most of the windows today are 19th and 20th century, and the house has been much altered inside.

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Grid Reference:TG 0255 2957
Map Sheet:TG02NW

Full description

Two builds, perhaps about 1500 to east, and about 1600 to west.
Flint with brick dressings, brick gables, black pantiled roof. Two storeys, lean-to garderobes to east and west.
Two storey north addition makes L plan. Façade openings 19th-20th century but traces of older openings in brick. Vertical fossil quoins mark division. East gable brick with garderobe tower cut back; two octagonal shafts to stack. West gable has wood mullioned window of two lights, to staircase; garderobe tower and window each side stack in gable, one with wood mullion. Two octagonal shafts to stack.
At rear on east, dovecote at eaves level.
Interior mostly 20th century but roof with butt purlins and diagonal windbracing. Possible brick stairs to west under wooden treads.
Information from (S1). Source [1] called the garderobes medieval, though listing refers to them as additions.
However, source [2] states whole house only dates from 1600 to 1650.
E. Rose (NLA), 26 July 1995.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 553.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049254.

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