Record Details

NHER Number:5779
Type of record:Building
Name:The Thatched Cottage


An early 16th century timber framed and thatched house, with rendered lath and plaster infill. Originally built as an open hall house, this has now been converted into two cottages. A small extension was added later.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 9544 9784
Map Sheet:TL99NE

Full description

15 October 1975. Seen.
House, thatched, high pitched roof with overhanging gable. Daub walls. Small later extension.
E. Rose (NAU).

November 1983. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Open hall house, converted to 2 cottages. Early 16th century. Timber framed with rendered lath and plaster infill on brick plinth. Thatched roof. 2-2½ storeys. Door right of centre. Casements left and right. 20th century casements to east cottage. Eyebrow dormer to west. Gabled roof with ridge stack. East cottage with single storey 19th century pantiled extension to east and 20th century cross wing to rear. Interior has intact timber frame. Ceiling beams chamfered with tongue and collar end stops. Original hall was to east, floored in 17th century. One tie beam remains in upper bedroom. Roof renewed in early 19th century.
Information from (S1).

2002. Visited.
Stripping of much of building for restoration revealed that this is a medieval or early 16th century hallhouse, probably reduced in size, floored over in the 17th century at which time a clay firehood was replaced in brick and sections of the walls rebuilt.
(S2) and (S3) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 1 October 2002.

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 261.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1076791.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2002. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S3>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

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