Record Details

NHER Number:41966
Type of record:Building
Name:Mustardpot House


A probably 18th century square brick cottage with later additions, its roof a pyramid of bundles of thatch, reportedly a rare feature in East Anglia.

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Grid Reference:TM 02871 83949
Map Sheet:TM08SW

Full description

House, at time of inspection in 1982 identified as a square brick cottage probably of 18th century date; recent mapping suggests it has been extended. Roof formed of a solid pyramid of thatch tied in bundles. In centre was an egg-shaped hole containing a mummified cat. No evidence to indicate whether deliberately placed there, or had simply crawled away to die.
It has been said (reference lost) that thatched roofs of this type are very rare in East Anglia.
E. Rose (NLA), 6 September 2005.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • RITUAL ARTEFACT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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