Record Details

NHER Number:4786
Type of record:Building
Name:Ivy Cottage, 15 Aylsham Road


A 17th century brick cottage with two pilastered doorways either side of a smaller door, all blocked in 1806, when the other side of the building was converted to the main frontage. One end of the house is three storeys high, the other, which was a granary, two storeys with probable bread ovens in an undercroft. Some of the beams in the house are said to have come from an earlier building.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2810 3024
Map Sheet:TG23SE

Full description

July 1975. Visit.
Brick cottage with one shaped gable, 17th century. Two brick pilastered and pedimented doorways, each side of smaller door, all blocked in 1806 (and one now covered by an extension) when other side of house was made the 'front' Flush sash windows also of this date.

One end of house is three storeyed, other end was a granary and is two storeyed because large beamed granary-room is height of two floors.

Join in roof between two halves at old front; only brick corbelling here above house section but four granary shaped wooden beam ends protrude. One of the pilastered doorways opened into granary section; this end has plain gable. Barrel-vaulted undercroft has four ovens like home bread ovens, a small shaft to ground floor and large niche
extending to ceiling; similar to stair opening.

R. Brigden, formerly NCM, believes this cellar has been shortened and had an industrial function. Some of the wooden beams in the house are said to be from an earlier pre-1600 house on the site (one main beam now replaced by a coated Rolled Steel Joist). One chimney stack covers a window.
E. Rose (NAU), 27 July 1975.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 23 SE 19.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 625.

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