Record Details

NHER Number:47436
Type of record:Building
Name:Well House, Standard Road


A complex 16th or early 17th century house, two storeys high with attics and subject to later alterations. The entrance is set back and has a small forecourt. Inside there are massive timber beams, early 17th century panelling and wide fireplaces of about 1700.

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Grid Reference:TF 9182 4371
Map Sheet:TF94SW

Full description

June 1972. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
16th or early 17th century, complex plan, with alterations. Two storey and attics. Entrance set back with small forecourt. Interior: early 17th century moulded panelling, massive stop chamfered beams and crossbeams, wide fireplaces of about 1700, arched cupboard with shaped shelves and shallow half dome.
The Normans, Well House and Nos. 1 to 5 (consec) & Standard House form a group.
Information from (S1).
P. Aldridge (NLA), 28 September 2006.

(S2) in file refers to discovery of a 16th century inglenook fireplace and panelling – unconfirmed. If this is a genuine inglenook a 17th century date is more probable.
E. Rose (NLA), 20 June 2007.

October 2011. Heritage Statement.
Produced in relation to proposed alterations and improvements to Well House.
In the main house a lot of the exposed attic roof is original with the section over the east bedroom having been entirely replaced. The roof has two bays to each bedroom which are located either side of the large central chimney stack. The bays are defined by A frame trusses with collars placed relatively high on the principal rafters just below the upper purlins. One of the bedrooms contains a carved Jacobean overmantle and two doors with a brick fireplace.
See Heritage Statement (S3) and Design and Access Statement (S4) for further details.
S. Howard (HES), 22 December 2011.

November 2011. Planning Application.
Alterations to dormer windows and erection of porches.
See (S5).
Z. Dack (HES), 14 December 2011.

Monument Types

  • FORECOURT (15th Century to 21st Century - 1500 AD to 2100 AD)
  • HOUSE (15th Century to 21st Century - 1500 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 713.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1277404.
<S2>Correspondence: Absolom, Mr and Mrs.. 2002. Correspondence.
<S3>Unpublished Report: Reay, K. 2011. Heritage Statement for Alterations and Improvements to Well House, Standard Road, Wells-next-the-Sea. Heritage Statement.
<S4>Unpublished Document: Reay, K. 2011. Well House, Standard Road, Wells-next-the-Sea. Design and Access Statement.
<S5>Unpublished Document: 2011. Planning Application.

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