Record Details

NHER Number:34738
Type of record:Building
Name:Grove Farm


A mid to late 17th century farmhouse with later alterations, a mid 18th century barn and various mid 19th century agricultural buildings including a cart shed and a milking parlour. The farm complex was once part of the Felbrigg estate and is an excellent example of the type of improvements that were carried out on estate farms from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2136 3757
Map Sheet:TG23NW

Full description

Farmhouse mid and late 17th century, altered 18th century and 1900, all for Windham family of Felbrigg Hall. Flint and red brick, pantile roof, ridge and end stacks. 2 storeys, 4 bays with 'mullioned and transomed' windows (here probably meaning wooden-cross). Gabled porch to facade, hooded door to rear. Interior ground floor has sunk quadrant moulded beams and jewelled stops to left (dated as early/mid 17th century). Stick baluster stairs. Massive 17th century stacks. Mid 18th century roof, 2 tiers butt purlins. Single storey service extenstion dated 1853 with WHW for William Howe Windham.
Attached to this is barn at right angles of similar materials, probably a 17th century stable converted to barn in 18th century. Blocked windows, double doors. Roof late 18th century/early 19th century.
Listed as example of continuous estate improvements 17th to 19th century.
Information from (S1), grade II.
E. Rose (NLA), 29 November 1999.

In addition the following outbuildings are now each listed grade II.
18th century brick barn with attached stable block and byres, dated 1848.
17th century stable block extended 19th century, some internal fittings.
Milk parlour 1855 flint and brick.
Cart shed dated 1847, queenstrut roof.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CART SHED (1847, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COW HOUSE (1848, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FARMHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MILKING PARLOUR (1855, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STABLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF6381.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1356749.

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