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Kings Head Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Banham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.4489 / 52°26'56"N

Longitude: 1.0358 / 1°2'8"E

OS Eastings: 606397

OS Northings: 287771

OS Grid: TM063877

Mapcode National: GBR TGW.JP5

Mapcode Global: VHKCB.WQY1

Entry Name: Kings Head Cottage

Listing Date: 9 February 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342453

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220284

Location: Banham, Breckland, Norfolk, NR16

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Banham

Built-Up Area: Banham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Banham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


(west side)
8/37 Kings Head Cottage


House. Late C15. Timber framed with wattle and daub infill, with large areas
of breeze blocks inserted during restoration of 1983. Pantiled roof. Open
hall plan altered to lobby entrance and floored C17. 2 storeys. Brick plinth.
Studding of heavy scantling. Door right of centre under stack. One C20
casement left and right and further casement at south. 2 C17 diamond mullioned
timber windows under eaves of 2 and 4 lights. Gabled roof with 2 through
eaves sloping dormers with casements. Ridge stack. Rear and both gables
with breeze block infill. Square doorway next to segmental window opening
at south of rear elevation. Good 4-light diamond mullion window, under eaves,
the central mullion moulded. Interior timber frame complete. Fireplace with
bressummer and bridging beam in north ground floor room has chamfers
terminating in roll and tongue stops. Similar details to south room. Good,
and rare survival of Queen post roof, the posts octagonal with moulded bases
and capitals, the former circular, the latter polygonal. Both have astragal
mouldings. 2 pairs survive. Tie beams originally with large arched braces
to principal studs, these now removed. Arched braces to collars and clasped
purlins. Central smoke louvre blocked but identifiable by interrupted rafters
and triangular section ridge piece.

Listing NGR: TM0639787771

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