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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1077364



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Beetley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 22-May-1979

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 220750

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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

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National Grid Reference: TF 95381 19297


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