12 May 2000
Fairfields, 1-8, Blo Norton, Breckland, Norfolk
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

The following item shall be added:

TM 07 NW BLO'NORTON FAIRFIELDS Nos 1 to 8 8/111 (consecutive) GV II

4 pairs of semi-detached council houses. Dated 1922 by George J Skipper.

Clay lump with pargetted render in herringbone pattern. Pantile roof with plain bargeboards to gable ends and overhanging eaves. Central axial stack with small brick shaft on ridge.

Plan: 4 pairs of cottages arranged in crescent formation. Each pair has mirror-image plan with principal front rooms at the centre, a doorway to the left and right and short wings to the back with small single storey wings beyond.

Exterior: Single storey and attic. Symmetrical fronts, each pair with a small central gable with 2-light casements with timber drip shelf and a laurel wreath in the apex (Nos 3 and 4 with initials T.R.DC for Thetford Rural District Council and Nos 5 and 6 with date 1922). Two and 3-light casements below flanked by half-glazed doors and simple flat-roofed wooden porches. Nos 3, 7 and 8 have larger later C20 gabled porches and Nos 1 to 6 have replacement casements with top-opening lights. Under the eaves above each doorway a very small square window. At the rear short gabled wings to right and left with single storey gabled-ended wings below and gable at the centre.

Interiors not inspected.

Fairfields was designed by Skipper for the Thetford Rural District Council as part of an experiment in cheap house building techniques q.v. The Crescent, East Harling, Norfolk.

Source: Skipper Family Papers, Thetford Local Authority Housing sketchbook 36 in RIBA Drawings Collection.

Listing NGR: TM0145779934


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0432 IOE Records taken by Colleen Cole; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs Colleen Cole. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Cole, Colleen

Rights Holder: Cole, Colleen


Clay Lump, Pantile, Pargeting, Render, 20th Century Council House, Domestic, House, Dwelling, Semi Detached House, Monument (By Form), Date Stone, Commemorative, Commemorative Stone, Commemorative Monument