Record Details

NHER Number:35183
Type of record:Building
Name:Church Farmhouse


A 16th century timber framed building. The brick south gable wall was added in the early 17th century to convert the service rooms to a kitchen. The house was given a brick façade in the early 18th century and the first floor altered to form an overall new roof.
The interior of the house was remodelled in the 19th century, and a large extension added. In the late 19th or early 20th century, this extenson was given an upper floor.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1333 2390
Map Sheet:TG12SW

Full description

November 1983. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description Excerpt:
"Farmhouse, 18th century, red brick and pantiles. Double pile, with 20th century pile at rear. 5 windows, with off centre entrance door with 20th century gabled porch. Brick plinth, 20th century casement windows and corbelled brick eaves. Parapet gables with moulded brick kneelers."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current listing details.
Amended by P. Beers (HES), 21 April 2020.

4 May 2000. Visited.
Originally a timber framed 16th century house on the cross-passage plan, with upper floor; evidenced now by ground floor moulded spine beam, the positions of the doors etc. In the early 17th century a brick south gable wall was added to convert the service rooms into a kitchen. The house was remodelled with a new brick façade, raised floor and overall roof in the 18th century. 19th century alterations and additions led to mutilation of the façade.
See (S2), (S3) and (S4) in file. See also report on structural condition survey (S5).
E. Rose (NLA) 6 May 2000.

Monument Types

  • CELLAR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Wade-Martins, S. & Williamson, T.. 1999. Roots of Change.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1372946.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. 2000. Building Survey.
<S3>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2004. Period farmhouse is brimming with charm. 1 December.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: Andresen, J. 2000. Structural Condition of Church Farm, Cawston, Norfolk. Carter Design Group.

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