Record Details

NHER Number:3998
Type of record:Building
Name:Porch House

Summary

An elaborate early 17th century house, with brick pilasters, pedimented windows and a decorative porch, as well as 18th and 19th century alterations.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 2918 9927
Map Sheet:TM29NE
Parish:BROOKE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Very elaborate L shaped brick house of about 1620, one wing being the kitchen, the other having abandoned the parlour/hall distinction.
Pediemented windows, pilasters and other ornate architectural details.
Some 18th/19th century alteration and 20th century extension.
See (S1), which suggests a more complicated origin to the house.
E. Rose (NLA) 30 March 1999.

Monument Types

  • COACH HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GABLED HOUSE (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

---Photograph: JJX 6-8.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1372848.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Unpublished Document: Carter, A.. 1987. Building Survey.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 222.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Unpublished Report: Brooke Society. 1986. Porch House, Brooke, Norfolk. Brooke Society Report.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NLA). 1999. Building Report.. Building Report.

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