Martyrs Cottage

20 Jun 2002
Martyrs Cottage, Church Road, Beetley, Breckland, Norfolk, NR20 4HN
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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

- II

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


This is part of the Series: IOE\Bush_Cyril IOE Records for Bush, Cyril; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr Cyril Bush. Source Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Bush, Cyril

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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