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Priory Farmhouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Litcham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7217 / 52°43'18"N

Longitude: 0.7944 / 0°47'39"E

OS Eastings: 588816

OS Northings: 317444

OS Grid: TF888174

Mapcode National: GBR R8M.9NN

Mapcode Global: WHKQK.5VJC

Entry Name: Priory Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 December 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342498

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220422

Location: Litcham, Breckland, Norfolk, PE32

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Litcham

Built-Up Area: Litcham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Litcham with Kempston

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

(west side)

7/21 Priory Farmhouse
4.12.51 I
Former chapel and hermitage converted into farmhouse, now dwelling.
Early C14 with important C17 additions. Flint with stone and clunch
dressings to Medieval part. Timber frame mainly replaced with brick
and a flint and brick gable-end to early C17 side extension. Brick later
C17 service and stair rear extensions. Later brick lean-tos. Black
pantiled roofs. 2 storeys with attics. Flint gable wall with former
large arched east window. Angle buttresses with niches with trefoil
heads. C17 gable with pair of blocked windows, tumbling-in, moulded
brick gable corbels and inserted stack. South facade with 6 C19 3-light
casement windows. Arched central window with Y-tracery. C14 front door
with busily moulded arch of filletted rolls and undercut hollow rolls
on to plain-chamfered jambs. 2 C18 dormers with moulded pediments and
metal casements with leaded glazing. C17 west gable-end with 2 blocked
fragmentary ovolo-moulded 2-light mullion windows. 2 later C17 extensions
with curvilinear gables and windows (mainly blocked) with moulded brick
eared architraves. Semicircular headed doorway with projecting imposts
and key. INTERIOR. 2 crown post trusses over former chapel, one octa-
gonal with moulded capital and base and 4-way bracing. Corresponding
tie cambered and hollow-chamfered with former notched arch braces and
wall posts. Roll-moulded wall plate. 4 queen post trusses (2 survive)
to early C17 extension. One C16 bridging joist with broad chamfers and
broach stops. C17 beams with barred and ogee stops. Part of jettied
timber frame survives on north side. Very fine staircase with tapered
balusters and newel knops. Stone dressed western fireplaces. Surviving
inventory of Mathew Halcott 1674.

Listing NGR: TF8881617444

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