Record Details

NHER Number:11053
Type of record:Building
Name:Peartree Farm, Misery Corner


This timber framed house began life as a medieval two cell raised aisled hall, but was significantly changed around 1600 when it was converted into a three cell two storey house. The building includes much reused timberwork and was restored in the 1970s. A hoard of Elizabeth I sixpences was found in the roof during the restoration. Finds recovered in the grounds of this property are now recorded seperately as NHER 59954.

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Grid Reference:TM 2688 8980
Map Sheet:TM28NE

Full description

Pear Tree Farm, Misery Corner.
Timber framed house of exceptional interest. Apparently a two cell raised aisled hall, the evidence for this period mostly masked by a conversion to a three cell two storey house about 1600. Much reused timberwork. House restored from dereliction in 1973 without detailed record, which may confuse the evidence.
See (S1) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA), 19 November 1997.

1973. Stray Find.
Coin hoard Elizabeth I/James I found in ceiling. Treasure Trove - returned to owner.
See (S2) and (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 19 November 1997.

Finds recovered in the garden of Pear Tree Farm are now recorded under NHER 59954.
P. Watkins (HES), 14 January 2014.

Monument Types

  • AISLED BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN HOARD (Undated)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1973. [unknown]. 13 June.
---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 279.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Denton.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. 1997. 11053 Denton: Peartree Farmhouse, Darrow Green Road, Misery Corner.
<S2>Article in Serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. 1977. A Small Hoard of English Hammered Coins from Denton, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVI Pt IV 391-392.
<S3>Monograph: Royal Numismatic Society. 1975. Coin Hoards. Vol I. p 100.

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