Record Details

NHER Number:39841
Type of record:Building
Name:Low Farm, Cargate Common


This complicated timber-framed house has a central section dating to the late medieval period and has a cross passage plan. A grand and ornate parlour block was added in the late 16th century and this retains its painted decoration. The low end was rebuilt to a larger scale in the mid 17th century. Interestingly, a witch bottle was found in the hearth.

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Grid Reference:TM 13568 90793
Map Sheet:TM19SW

Full description

November 2003.
Complicated timber-framed house. Central section late medieval, possibly a hall house, cross passage plan. Grand and ornate parlour block added in late 16th century; retains painted decoration. Witch bottle found in hearth. Low end rebuilt to larger scale in mid 17th century. Façade of brick added in the late 19th century.
See (S1) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA) 29 November 2003.

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WITCH BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2003. Building Report.. Building Report.

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