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The Priory Sometimes Known As Church Farmhouse, North Wootton

Description: The Priory Sometimes Known As Church Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 222153

OS Grid Reference: TF6395924225
OS Grid Coordinates: 563959, 324225
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7907, 0.4301

Location: 33 Nursery Lane, North Wootton, Norfolk PE30 3QH

Locality: North Wootton
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE30 3QH

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Listing Text

TF 62 SW
5/43 The Priory sometimes
known as Church
15.8.60 Farmhouse
House, late C16 and later, dated 1718. Shell carstone with brick dressings,
pantiles, gable parapets. Double range of 3 bays and 2 storeys, front range
with attics. Earlier front range of 3 cells: axial stack betwen 2nd and
3rd bays with 2 lozenge shafts; central doorway with semi-circular headed
door, formerly double leaved, part glazed with large pintle hinges of C18,
carved spandrels; moulded doorcase, flat canopy supported by large scroll
brackets and pair of wooden columns, wrought iron balustrade to canopy with
some scrolls and twisted bars, wrought iron ramped returns acting as tie
irons to facade wall through wooden pilaster strips. Part glazed door with
glazing bars opening from 1st floor to canopy balcony, stone plaque above
inscribed D / 1718. Flush sashes with glazing bars and 4x4 panes to ground
floor left, large tripartite sash with glazing bars to right, both under
flat arches; flush sashes to 1st floor, 2 to 1st bay, 1 to 3rd bay; 3 roof
dormers. Left return of 2 gables, that to front raised, each with internal
stack and single storey addition with hipped pantile roof. Right return
of 2 gables each with barge boards: C19 fully glazed canted bay window to
ground floor of front range; blocked doorway to right and tall 2-light
casement to rear range. Rear: later C19 range of 4 bays, axial stack with
2 lozenge shafts as to front range between 1st and 2nd bays; single storey
single bay gabled extension between bays 1 and 2 having low circular window
to left. Interior: front range, ovolo moulded principal beams to ground
floor left room, close ceiling joists with jewel stopped chamfers; principal
staircase to central cell, pine openwell closed string construction with
turned balusters, ramped to landing balustrade; staircase to attic floor
between left and central cell; roof of butt purlin construction with ridge
piece, principal rafters of pine, purlins of oak. Rear range with through
passage alongside front range. The Priory of Wymondham, Norfolk, held land
at North Wootton.

Listing NGR: TF6395924225

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Source: English Heritage

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