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Kings Head Cottage, Breckland

Description: Kings Head Cottage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 February 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 220284

OS Grid Reference: TM0656287619
OS Grid Coordinates: 606395, 287771
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4489, 1.0358

Location: Crown Street, Banham, Norfolk NR16 2EX

Locality: Breckland
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR16 2EX

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Listing Text


(west side)
8/37 Kings Head Cottage


House. Late C15. Timber framed with wattle and daub infill, with large areas
of breeze blocks inserted during restoration of 1983. Pantiled roof. Open
hall plan altered to lobby entrance and floored C17. 2 storeys. Brick plinth.
Studding of heavy scantling. Door right of centre under stack. One C20
casement left and right and further casement at south. 2 C17 diamond mullioned
timber windows under eaves of 2 and 4 lights. Gabled roof with 2 through
eaves sloping dormers with casements. Ridge stack. Rear and both gables
with breeze block infill. Square doorway next to segmental window opening
at south of rear elevation. Good 4-light diamond mullion window, under eaves,
the central mullion moulded. Interior timber frame complete. Fireplace with
bressummer and bridging beam in north ground floor room has chamfers
terminating in roll and tongue stops. Similar details to south room. Good,
and rare survival of Queen post roof, the posts octagonal with moulded bases
and capitals, the former circular, the latter polygonal. Both have astragal
mouldings. 2 pairs survive. Tie beams originally with large arched braces
to principal studs, these now removed. Arched braces to collars and clasped
Pur.tins. Central smoke louvre blocked but identifiable by interrupted rafters
and triangular section ridge piece.

Listing NGR: TM0639987770

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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