Record Details

NHER Number:3159
Type of record:Building
Name:Old Workhouse Cottages


Four early 17th century red brick terraced cottages, one storey high with dormer attics under a pantile roof. They were altered in the early 18th century and later extended to the west. Each has a single storey outshut to the rear.

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Grid Reference:TG 0770 2456
Map Sheet:TG02SE

Full description

July 1983. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Old Workhouse Cottages. Marked as workhouse on (S1).
Four terraced cottages, early 17th century altered early 18th century and extended to the west in the later 18th century. Red brick and pantiles, one and a half storeys, single storey rear outshuts. East gable with 17th century diaperwork. East half has moulded string course, blocked doors and windows; West half modern doors and windows in original openings. Seven wedge dormers. End stacks and two axial stacks. Inverted brick in east wall dated 1714. Ground floor east room with large open fireplace, bressumer shortened to south. Moulded joists and stopped and chamfered spine beam. Staggered butt purlin roof.
Information from (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 18 January 1985.

Owner in 1997 states that neighbouring owner has 'deeds etc' showing that house dates back to 1657 and that the use as a workhouse was 1778 to 1826. Fragment of glazed red earthenware dish or plate rim found in digging pond in garden (identified by A. Rogerson (NLA)).
Copy of letter (S3) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 28 July 1997.

Press cutting (S4) in file.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • WORKHOUSE (18th Century to 19th Century - 1787 AD to 1826 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1076879.
<S3>Correspondence: Seale, J., Mrs.. 1997. Letter to NLA. 19 June.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. Sale advertisement for Number 4, Workhouse Cottages, Kerdiston]. 13 March.

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