Record Details

NHER Number:36313
Type of record:Building
Name:Ivydene, The Street


A timber framed house, much altered, one storey high with an attic, that was in all likelihood originally a medieval hall house.

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Grid Reference:TM 0364 8356
Map Sheet:TM08SW

Full description

September 2001. Visited.
Timber framed three cell house. Stack has removed a tiebeam indicating that the parlour end is a rebuild, and thus the original house was probably a hall house. Suggestions of a former smoke bay.
Parlour cell of about 1600, remainder undated.
See report (S1) in file. This survey is also noted in (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 4 September 2001.

March 2002. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description Excerpt:
"House. Late 16/early 17th century probably with earlier origins. Rendered timber-frame with wattle and daub infill and brick covered south wall. Steeply pitched slate roof and right ridge and left end stacks. 3-unit lobby-entry plan. Single storey and attic."
Information from (S3).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S3) for the current listing details.
Amended by P. Beers (HES), 24 April 2020.

August 2002. Trial Trench.
Excavation within one room of this timber-framed building revealed rammed earth and chalk layers, burnt clay and an original ground surface containing several sherds of medieval pottery.
See report (S4) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S5).
M. Horlock (NLA), 19 August 2002.

These finds show that 11th to 14th century pottery preceded the present house, but the clay hearth above them is not where the building survey suggested it might be. Is it for an intermediate stage of the house, or should the interpretation of the building be reconsidered?
E. Rose (NLA), 10 September 2002.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF3516.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2001. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2002. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2001. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt I pp 162-177. p 169.
<S3>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1389460.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: Hobbs, B. 2002. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at 'Ivydene', The Green, North Lopham, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 732.
<S5>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2003. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2002. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt II pp 368-384. p 376.

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