Record Details

NHER Number:13543
Type of record:Building
Name:Tithe Barn

Summary

A late medieval tithe barn, now converted into a house. It has a timber frame which may be 16th century in date and is weatherboarded. It is described in a document of 1613, along with other buildings in the parish.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8867 1772
Map Sheet:TF81NE
Parish:LITCHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

April 1978. Visit.
Formerly a weatherboarded barn, now modernised into a house of above name, with walls of vertical timber framing and S braces against angle posts. These are 14th to 15th century in style, but are so scrubbed and restored that it is impossible to tell if they are genuine, revealed by removal of cladding, or imitation, or brought from elsewhere.
E. Rose (NAU), 7 April 1978.

The barn is mentioned in a terrior of glebe lands and thus is a tithe barn. Terrier also records a parsonage with hall, butteries, parlour and chambers, malthouse, malt kiln and stables.
Terrier is dated 1613. See (S1).
R. Rickett (NAU), November 1983.

On reconsideration, the S-braces are more likely to be 16th century.
E. Rose (NAU), 6 December 1983.

Monument Types

  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TITHE BARN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF8817/P - R.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Puddy, E.I.. 1958. Litcham, history of a Norfolk village..

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