Record Details

NHER Number:17894
Type of record:Building
Name:Willow Farm


A late 16th century timber framed house, with an extremely rare example of a room tax sign.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0020 0358
Map Sheet:TG00SW

Full description

Timber framed house, late 16th century.
Much altered in about 1800 and 1961, 1982.
Two storey T shaped house, the east wing is an early 19th century addition.
Rare room tax sign, bearing the legend 'Cheese Room', referring to a window tax from which cheese rooms were exempt. These signs are usually only found in northern England, and it is extremely rare to find an example in Norfolk.
Barn, 19th century, with reused 16th and 17th century woodwork.
See (S1), (S2) and (S3) in file.
First noted by A. Lawson (NAU) 28 January 1982.
E. Rose (NAU) 17 March 1982.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 660.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: BZU.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1982. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1077345.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1987. [Sale advertisement for Willow Farm, Southburgh]. 27 February.

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