Record Details

NHER Number:8290
Type of record:Building
Name:The Old Rectory


This timber framed house with brick and flint gables dates to the early 17th century. The west gable wall was rebuilt in around 1660 and the north wall part bricked in about 1700. The large block to the north dates to around 1850. Intriguingly, there are fragments of medieval window tracery from the church in the garden of this property.

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Grid Reference:TF 8486 1154
Map Sheet:TF81SW

Full description

Timber framed house with brick and flint gables and stacks, early 17th century. Original detached kitchen. West gable wall rebuilt in around 1660. North wall part bricked (and with extension later demolished?) in about 1700 and facade replaced in brick soon after. Large block to north dates to around 1850. Kitchen raised at two periods during the 19th-20th century. Fragments of tracery from church in garden.
See report and press cutting (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 22 September 1995.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KITCHEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STABLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VICARAGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

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 668.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1995. Gracious living in a pair of parsonages. 10 January.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. Nelson sales again as home is on market. 1 October.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. Lovely old house with Nelson touch. 7 November.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991. [Article on the layout of The Old Vicarage]. 28 June.

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