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1, Church Street, Stiffkey

Description: 1, Church Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 December 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 223416

OS Grid Reference: TF9714143080
OS Grid Coordinates: 597141, 343080
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9489, 0.9329

Location: 4 Wells Road, Stiffkey, Norfolk NR23 1QJ

Locality: Stiffkey
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR23 1QJ

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Listing Text

TF 9743 (north side)

14/119 No 1

19,12.79 II*
Cottage. Probably C17 with C18 addition to E. Flint and brick, with brick
dressings. The C18 rang. to E has brick dentil eaves, one storey and attic,
ground floor 2 C19 sashes and 2 small windows and blocked door. Two C19 gabled
attic dormers aria small window inserted. Pantile roofs with coped gable ends.

To the W and slightly set back, the circa C17 part contains a form of cruck truss,
possible re-used, with ogee shaped blades of light scantling (only 4 inches)
rising to a yoke into which the blades are pegged. The base of the blades rests on
a beam and it is probably either a full cruck or raised crucks cut short and not
an upper cruck. The rest of the roof members are relatively modern. It has been
floored with a spine beam and 2 cross beams with chamfers and stops. The
arrangement of beams at the W end suggests a fire hood which is most unusual for

The II* grading of this building is because of the oraok truss. Whether it is
re-used or altered from its original form, no other cruck trusses have yet been
found in Norfolk. Ref: RCHM.

There is said to be documentary evidence showing Stiffkey Moot Hall on the site
in the late C16.

Listing NGR: TF9714143080

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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