Record Details

NHER Number:15993
Type of record:Monument
Name:19th century clay and straw cottage


This 19th century house is constructed of puddled clay and straw with a skin of bricks added to the south wall in the 19th century. The house is a single room with two contemporary extensions. The windows, doors and brick cladding were added in the 19th century. A nearby well marked on early maps has now vanished.


  • A 19th century house in Catfield constructed of puddled clay and straw with a skin of bricks added in the 19th century. This type of construction is typical of vernacular architecture in the Broads  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 4009 2165
Map Sheet:TG42SW

Full description

Cottage at Catfield Common.
Remarkably constructed entirely of puddled clay. Single cell with extensions.
See (S1) and (S2).

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NAU). 1980. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Photograph: BPF 30-33.

Related records - none

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