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Martyrs Cottage, Beetley

Description: Martyrs Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 May 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 220750

OS Grid Reference: TF9538119297
OS Grid Coordinates: 595381, 319297
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7360, 0.8925

Location: Church Road, Beetley NR20 4HN

Locality: Beetley
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR20 4HN

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Listing Text

(north side)
East Bilney

3/3 Martyr's Cottage

- II

Former farmhouse. Early C16 and later. Apparent 3-bay timber frame largely
re-assembled in c.1980. Brick nogging to facade. One flint gable-end with
brick quoins and pantile roof. 2 storeys with attic. Scattered C20 casement
windows and 2 boarded doors to front. To rear, 2 4-light roll-moulded and
hollow-chamfered mullion windows and one 3-light plain-chamfered C17 mullion
window. Gables retain elements of original roof with solid braces rising
to the collars to form arches. Off-centre axial stack and rebuilt gable-
end stack. C20 lean-to to rear. Ground floor fireplaces with ashlar jambs
and chamfered bressumers. Very fine late-medieval roll-moulded beams in north
west room. Wide chamfers elsewhere with simple run-out stops. C18 or C19
wedge-tenoned butt-purlin roof. Believed, without evidence, to be birthplace
of Thomas Bilney, The Protestant martyr.

Listing NGR: TF9538119297

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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