Record Details

NHER Number:40389
Type of record:Building
Name:Crown Hotel, High Street


The exterior of this building is of early 19th century date. The doorcase to the right has a timber architrave and armorial keystone and a stringcourse exists between the two floors of the building. However, the internal dining room at first floor level has timber framing, studs and arched braces, and four ceiling beams. This suggests that the building was in existence by the 17th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 91560 00787
Map Sheet:TF90SW

Full description

August 1983. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description Excerpt:
"Early 19th century, brick and pantile, three storeys and five bays. Plinth. Doorcase to right with timber architrave and armorial keystone. Four sash windows to right, five at first floor, three at second floor; rendered surrounds and keystones. String courses between floors."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current listing details.
Amended by P. Beers (HES), 20 June 2020.

April 2004.
This latter sentence must surely indicate a much earlier date than 19th century; the façade is certainly of the latter date. A plaque on the exterior referring to the inn’s importance in horse trading days gives its origin as around 1760; but this timber framing, unless it is fake, must surely indicate a 17th century date at least.
(S1) also includes a coach arch to the east with two storeys of windows, pilaster strips and string courses, dated as mid 19th century, and stables at rear of same date part converted to housing.
E. Rose (NLA) 30 April 2004.

Monument Types

  • INN (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD to 2100 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD to 2100 AD)
  • STABLE (18th Century to 21st Century - 1800 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 753.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1342834.

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