Record Details

NHER Number:36123
Type of record:Building
Name:22 Bunwell Street


This post medieval timber framed house has plastered walls and a thatched roof. It may have been originally constructed as a hall house in the 15th century. The first floor and the chimneystack appear to have been inserted at a later date, possibly in the early 16th century. There are apotropaic marks on the fireplaces and an early post medieval shoe containing a wooden needle (a device to deter evil spirits) was found in the chimney. A single storey extension was added in the 19th or 20th centuries.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1114 9400
Map Sheet:TM19SW

Full description

May 2001. Thatched cottage, 22 Bunwell Street.
Unusual timber framed house.
Probable 15th century hall house of three cells on cross passage plan, no upper floors, service partition only half height.
Upper floors, stack and windows inserted in early 16th century.
Chimneystack extended late 17th.
Ritual deposit of shoe and wooden needle in stack.
See report (S1) in file.
See also (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 17 May 2001.

September 2005.
Listed as the 'House occupied by [1] immediately west of [2]'s garage'.
17th century house. Plastered timber frame on brick plinth. Thatched roof with half hipped ends. Brick chimneystack. Later one storey wing on east end.
Information from (S2).
D. Robertson (NLA), 5 September 2005.

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • NEEDLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHOE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1999. [Sale advertisement for The Thatched Cottage, Bunwell]. 3 September.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2001. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049589.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2002. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2001. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt I pp 162-177. p 165.

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