- 20 Jun 2002
- Martyrs Cottage, Church Road, Beetley, Breckland, Norfolk, NR20 4HN
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
TF 91 NE BEETLEY CHURCH ROAD (north side) East Bilney
3/3 Martyr's Cottage 22/5/79
Former farmhouse. Early C16 and later. Apparent 3-bay timber frame largely re-assembled in c.1980. Brick nogging to facade. One flint gable-end with brick quoins and pantile roof. 2 storeys with attic. Scattered C20 casement windows and 2 boarded doors to front. To rear, 2 4-light roll-moulded and hollow-chamfered mullion windows and one 3-light plain-chamfered C17 mullion window. Gables retain elements of original roof with solid braces rising to the collars to form arches. Off-centre axial stack and rebuilt gable- end stack. C20 lean-to to rear. Ground floor fireplaces with ashlar jambs and chamfered bressumers. Very fine late-medieval roll-moulded beams in north west room. Wide chamfers elsewhere with simple run-out stops. C18 or C19 wedge-tenoned butt-purlin roof. Believed, without evidence, to be birthplace of Thomas Bilney, The Protestant martyr.
Listing NGR: TF9538119297
Copyright IoE Mr Cyril Bush. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Bush, Cyril
Rights Holder: Bush, Cyril
Brick, Flint, Pantile, Timber, Medieval Farmhouse, Tudor Domestic, Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Timber Framed House, Monument <By Form>, Timber Framed Building