Record Details

NHER Number:32853
Type of record:Building
Name:Poppylots Farm, Bunwell Bottom


This mid 16th century timber framed house has two storeys throughout with an unusual smoke bay. There is a detached single storey kitchen close to the east side of the house that was built at the same time, or soon after the construction of the house. The house was extended and altered in the 17th century and the kitchen was joined to the main building. In the 19th century lean-to outbuildings of clay lump and tar were added to the house.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1075 9543
Map Sheet:TM19NW

Full description

September 1951. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description Excerpt:
"17th century timber-frame house, plastered. Thatched roof with gabled ends. Brick chimney stack off centre 2 storeys. Early 19th century casements. Two plank doors. L-shaped on plan with plastered timber frame wing at rear with gable-ended thatched roof."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current listing details.
Amended by P. Beers (HES), 03 April 2020.

S.Heywood (NCC) reports finding a detached 17th century timber framed kitchen.
E. Rose (NLA), 25 July 1997.

1997. Building Survey.
RCHM Survey.
Dates house to mid 16th century, two storeys three cells but with one large first floor room over both hall and services; smoke bay between hall and parlour. Detached kitchen is dated to this period but there is some reservation about its function. In 17th century smoke bay replaced by brick stack; attic inserted over parlour; kitchen block linked to house with inserted stack and upper floor.
See report (S2) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA), 10 August 1998.

Monument Types

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

---Photograph: Poppylots Farm, Bunwell. Print.
---Recording Form: Heywood, S. 1996. Norfolk County Council Site Record - Poppylots Farm, Bunwell Bottom.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1373610.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Williams, A. 1997. Survey Report. Poppylots Farmhouse, Bunwell, Norfolk. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.

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