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Shettles, North Elmham

Description: Shettles

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 220693

OS Grid Reference: TF9849621067
OS Grid Coordinates: 598496, 321067
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7507, 0.9397

Location: Holt Road, North Elmham, Norfolk NR20 5JQ

Locality: North Elmham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR20 5JQ

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Listing Text

(west side)

4/41 Shettles (formerly
4/12/51 listed as Olde House)


Former farmhouse. C15 with extensions of c.1600 and later. Timber frame,
part rendered and part apparent. Colourwashed brick and pantiled roofs.
C15 section underbuilt and extended with a taller block in c.1600 which
in turn was extended with a lower block in the C18 or early C19. 2 storeys
with attic to middle section and cellar to southern section (C15 part).
Southern section with irregular modern fenestration and a C17 or C18 external
stack to eastern face. Middle section with blocked doorway at join. One
restored 5-light hollow-chamfered. mullion and transom window in original
opening at first floor level. Similar opening at ground floor reduced to
a 3-light modern window. 2 original 2-light hollow-chamfered mullion windows
opposite stack. Formerly, exactly similar fenestration to rear facade with
surviving stack windows, a modern 3-light ground floor window and 2 C19 case-
ment windows at first floor. Shaped eaves sprockets and a gable-end stack
with 3 angled interconnecting shafts with boules at interstices. Moulded
brick gable corbels and 2 small gable windows with chamfered reveals.
Northern section with 3 C19 casement windows at first floor. One cast iron
2-light casement with small panes, one modern 3-light window at ground floor
and a modern front door with gabled porch. Dentil cornice, gable-end stack
and later lean-tos to rear Interior. Southern section a former open hall
floored and probably shortened when middle section added. One surviving
cambered and arch-braced tie beam with a moulded octagonal crown post in
roofspace. Middle section extensively restored yet retains original 4-bay
clasped purlin roof with wind bracing. Northern section with 3 re-used roll-
moulded C16 bridging joists.

Listing NGR: TF9849621067

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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