Record Details

NHER Number:3108
Type of record:Building
Name:Abbey Farm

Summary

The remains of a medieval moat survive here but the house on site is post medieval in date. Most of the house dates to the 18th century, although one gable wall is 17th century. Ponds to the east and west of the house and a shallow earthwork to the south are all that survives of the medieval moat. A Roman coin has been found here.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 0554 2751
Map Sheet:TG02NE
Parish:GUESTWICK, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

June 1958.
Worn brass coin of Faustina II found in neighbourhood of farm buildings.
Seen by R. R. Clarke (NCM), 1959.

March 1977. Visit.
Farmhouse is a fine building, probably 16th century though owner claims it is 14th century. Traces of moat.
A. Rogerson (NAU).

25 January 1978. Visit.
The house has a Georgian façade of three bays and three storeys with Classical doorway. Only evidence on exterior of older work is fossil gable on west side and perhaps in adjoining outbuilding.
(S1) 1983 gives fossil gable as 17th century, rest is 18th century
E. Rose (NAU).

February 2002.
Eastern arm waterfilled about 2.5m deep, up to 3m wide, widening into pond. South arm a slight depression under grass.
H. Paterson (A&E), 19 March 2002.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD to 2100 AD)
  • HOUSE (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD to 2100 AD)
  • STABLE (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 02 NE 12.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Guestwick.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England.

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