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South Norfolk (District Authority)
Great Melton
National Grid Reference:
TG 13345 05122


GREAT MELTON HIGH GREEN TG 10 NW 3/70 Whiterails Farmhouse 2.10.51 II

L plan house with an originally C16 subsidiary wing and C17 main wing. Brick with pantiled roofs. Later alterations. Subsidiary wing originally a timber-framed open hall with 3 remaining trusses (central one closed) with arched braces and a cambered tie beam with provision for wall-posts. A floor was inserted in c.1600 in connection with a brick gable end with stack and octagonal chimneys. An axial stack was added later in the C17 and the timber frame was replaced with brickwork in the C18. Main wing 2 storeys with attic. Facade of 3 bays with an off-centre C19 door case and 3-light mullioned and transomed C19 windows inserted into much reduced original openings. Moulded brick string course and remains of moulded brick double pediments over ground floor windows. South gable end crow- stepped with moulded brick string course and double pediments over blocked windows. 3 massive contemporary stacks at rear with C19 chimneys and modern openings. North gable end dated 1896 with initials E.H.E.L. (E. H. Evans Lombe). Interior has a C17 vice with a facetted newel and many original door frames (one with barred and ogee stops). Original latch at first floor with heart-shaped loop-drop handle. Beams with protruding angle rolls flanked by cavettos. Original roof with 2 sets of butt-purlins, collars and wind bracing.

Listing NGR: TG1334505122


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 25 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01839/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr E.M Trendell. Source Historic England Archive
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