Record Details

NHER Number:12522
Type of record:Building
Name:Ferry Inn


This is the site of a possible medieval pub. The pub was bombed during World War Two and twenty one people died. The pub was rebuilt thirteen years later only to be burnt down in 1965 before being restored again. The present building includes lots of reused 16th and 17th century woodwork.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3443 1647
Map Sheet:TG31NW

Full description

Claimed medieval origin
Present building modern but contains very much 16th to 17th century woodwork including Sir Benjamin Wrenche's Door.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 10 August 1981.

Wrench's door removed to unknown location in Norwich between 1981 and 1998.
E. Rose (NLA), 22 October 1998.

The building was bombed during World War Two. Twenty one people were killed and the oldest parts of the pub were destroyed. It was rebuilt thirteen years later. The roof of the rebuilt Ferry Inn caught fire in 1965.
See (S2) and (S3).
M. Deenis (NLA), 20 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • INN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • INN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1987. [Photograph of the ruin of Ferry Inn after the bombing]. 9 July.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. Inn is to commemorate tragic night 70 years ago. 18 April.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1981. Building Report. Building Report.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. Another tragedy for historic inn plagued by misfortune. 9 July.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2001. The night the Nazis bombed Honing Ferry Inn. 26 April.

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