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Naidens Cottage, Shotesham

Description: Naidens Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 226707

OS Grid Reference: TM2521099687
OS Grid Coordinates: 625210, 299687
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5484, 1.3202

Location: Chapel Lane, Shotesham, Norfolk NR15 1YR

Locality: Shotesham
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR15 1YR

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Listing Text

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Naidens Cottage


House. C17 with C18, C19 and C20 additions and alterations. Plastered timber
frame on flint plinth with Flemish bond brick gable ends and extensions.
Thatched roof with gabled ends. Brick axial and gable end stacks with C19 brick
paired and single shafts with cornices. Plan and Development: The main range
in the original 3-room plan house with an axial stack and front lobby entrance
between the centre and right hand rooms. The stack has back-to-back fireplaces
heating the parlour on the right and kitchen at centre; the left end room was
unheated. In circa late C17 or early C18 a 1-room plan wing was added to the
front of the unheated left end roan and in the C18 another 1-room plan wing was
added to the front of the unheated left end room and in the C18 another 1 -room
plan addition was added to the left end of the main range. The parlour fire-
place was converted into a china cupboard and a gable end stack built at the
right end in late C18 or early C19 possibly about the time the single storey
extension was built on the front left corner. In the C19 an outbuilding was
built on the front of the C17/C18 front wing and later in the C19 an outshut was
added to the rear of the right hand end. In the late C20 another outshut was
built at the rear, the left end was converted into the entrance hall and a
single storey extension was built between the 2 front wings. Exterior: 1 storey
and attic. Asymmetrical approximately 4-window front with projecting
gable-ended covings to left of centre and left. The main range to right is 2
windows wide with C20 3-light casements, the first floor in eyebrow dormers and
with C20 glazed door at centre. 2 storey gable-ended wing to left of centre has
C20 bay window on its right side and C19 single storey outbuilding attached to
gable end with plastered walls, gable-ended pantile roof, plank doors and C19
iron frame casements with leaded panes. The hallway to left is also plastered
and has thatched roof and the space between the 2 wings has been filled by C20
single storey extension. At the rear late C19 and C20 single storey outshuts
with pantile lean-to roofs, the smaller C19 outshut to right has 2 gabled
dormers above. The left hand (west) end (now the entrance front) has Flemish
bond wall, C18 3-light casement with leaded panes on first floor and C20
casements and door on ground floor. The right hand (east) gable end has brick
external stack and small C20 casements. Interior: The right hank room
(parlour) has a chamfered cross-beam with straight cut stops supported on
moulded capitals or brackets carved onto the wall parts; A fielded 2-panel and a
circa late C18 or early C19 segmental headed deep china cupboard with shaped
shelves inserted into former fireplace in axial stack. The later stack on right
hand end wall has C20 fireplace. A small winder staircase to side of axial
stack rising from parlour. The centre room (former kitchen) of original house
has chamfered cross-beam with ogee stops and large open fireplace with timber
lintel rebated to take shelf or overmantel and block bread oven. No exposed
features in other rooms. The butt purlin roof of the main range is intact.

Listing NGR: TM2521099687

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Source: English Heritage

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