Record Details

NHER Number:15409
Type of record:Building
Name:Abbey Farm


This complex farmhouse is difficult to interpret. A 16th century house may have been extended in the 17th century. Alternatively two houses built around 1600 were later joined. Inside there is 17th century panelling and a medieval stone fireplace. The fireplace is not original and may have been brought from Highgrove House (NHER 15508). The outbuildings consist very largely of reused stonework.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9358 3639
Map Sheet:TF93NW

Full description

Abbey Farm.
Farmhouse, possibly 16th century, extended in 17th, or else two small houses of around 1600 later joined. 17th century panelling, and medieval stone fireplace brought from elsewhere. May have been connected with demolished Highgrove House (NHER 15508) to south; stands on old pre park road.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 28 June 1996.

The outbuildings consist very largely of reused stonework.
E. Rose (NLA), 22 August 2006.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (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

---Aerial Photograph: TF 9336H.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Monograph: Longcroft, A.; Brown, S.J.; Brown, M.; Barr, D. and Hinton, I. (eds). 2015. Little Walsingham: A study of historic buildings in a medieval pilgrimage centre. Journal of the Norfolk Historic Buildings Group. Vol 6. pp 66-69.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NLA). 1996. Building Report.. Building Report.

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