Record Details

NHER Number:14166
Type of record:Building
Name:The Thatched House


A mid 17th century timber framed house, with a thatched roof, and later alterations. Medieval and post medieval pottery has been found in the garden of the house, and the house probably stands on the site of a medieval house.

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Grid Reference:TF 8932 1331
Map Sheet:TF81SE

Full description

Exterior and roof all of 1940s, but inside some studding and fireplace (seen through window) suggest a 16th/17th century date.
E. Rose (NAU) 26 October 1978.

The renewed and exposed timbering of 1940s on exterior of walls has now been rendered over to present a more typical appearance.
E. Rose (NAU) 26 November 1981.

Stopped beams and bressumer; one queenpost truss.
Mid 17th century timber frame.
See (S1).
Finds from garden; Grimston ware and stoneware.
See (S2).
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU) 1980.
E. Rose (NAU) 5 September 1984.

20 February 1994. Field walking finds.
Context 2. Finds from base soil immediately north of house.
Medieval sherds.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 25 January 1995.

This site is recorded as Med 23A in (S2). A messuage is recorded on the site of Med 23 in about 1400. From about 1560 this site was amalgated with Med 23, see NHER 20613.
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 15 December 2005

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (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

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

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. G130. AJGR.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. [Sale advertisements for The Thatched House, Great Fransham].
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 367.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1304667.
<S2>Archive: Fransham Field Walking Boxfile.

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