Record Details

NHER Number:19254
Type of record:Building
Name:Lodge Farmhouse


This 17th century dower house was built for Grizell Wodehouse, nee Yelverton, between 1625 and 1635. It has one original window, the rest were inserted in the 19th century. Above the fireplaces are some interesting heraldic motifs including the Kimberley/Yelverton coat of arms and those of Charles I. In August 2010 a programme of historic building recording was undertaken ahead of proposals to convert agricultural buildings into dwellings.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1678 0883
Map Sheet:TG10NE

Full description

Two storeys and attics. Gables with western gable stack.One original window here, other blocked. East gable rebuilt. Retains original pedimented windows altered in 19th century. On original window in north wall ground floor, blocked by lean-to. Fine pargetted overmantels with heraldry (S1). On ground floor Kimberley/Yelverton post 1623. On first floor, arms of Charles I with line of Psalm 68. Original fireplace with plaster vine following contour of stair above, to attic, original panelled doors on this. Identified as dower house for Grizell Wodehouse, nee Yelverton, 1625-35.
Information from (S2). A note has been added to Norfolk County Council copy of (S2) that there are 2 further shields in the cupboard to the left of first floor fire place.
E. Rose (NAU), 14 June 1983. Updated A. Yardy (HES), 29 January 2012.

15 October 1993. NLA air photography.
Lodge Farm can be seen towards top of each photograph. In each case the building is small, so little detail can be seen.
H. Clare (NLA), 19 February 2001.

August 2010. Historic Building Recording.
Recording undertaken prior to proposed restoration of Lodge Farmhouse.
See report (S3) for details, photographs and plans.
S. Howard (HES), 17 November 2010.

May 2010. Planning Application.
Refurbishment of listed dwelling house and conversion of outbuildings to form three holiday units.
See (S4).
Z. Dack (HES), 23 December 2011/

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (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.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. [Sale advertisement for Lodge Farmhouse, Bawburgh]. 29 January.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 197.
---Sale Particulars: Humberts. Lodge Farm.
---Recording Form: Heywood, S. 1997. Norfolk County Council Site Visit Record - Lodge Farmhouse, Bawburgh.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1987. Norfolk Standard.. Norfolk Heraldry Society.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1373047.
<S3>Unpublished Report: Calton, N. 2010. Historic Building Recording Pro Forma Report. Lodge Farm, New Road, Bawburgh. Historic Building Recording.
<S4>Unpublished Document: 2011. Planning Application.

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