Paston Great Barn


Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Statutory Address:
Paston Great Barn, Bacton Road, Paston


© Crown Copyright and database right 2021. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2021. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1306240.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 03-Mar-2021 at 14:47:32.


Statutory Address:
Paston Great Barn, Bacton Road, Paston

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

North Norfolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TG 32190 34538


TG 33 SH 4/80




Barn. Dated 1581. Coursed Quaternary flint and chert with brick and Lincolnshire Limestone ashlar dressings. Thatched roof.

East side. Two full height double doors symmetrically placed flanked by slated stepped buttresses. Further stepped buttresses at intervals. Slit lights to flanks, the lower halves blocked. Gabled roof. North gable wall with two tiers vertical slits and further slit light at apex. Date plaque 1581.

West side. Three stepped buttresses and doors opposite the eastern entrances. Slit lights as before. Later flint and brick engine house built against wall with hipped thatched roof. Over south door a plaque bearing inscription: THE BILDING OF THIS BEARNE IS Bl SIR W PASTON KNIGHTE (sic). South gable with two tiers ventilation slits and further light in apex.

Interior. Ventilation slits splayed on interior. Magnificent roof of alternating tie beam and hammerbeam trusses, all on arched braces dropping to wall posts on timber corbels. Queen struts rise to principals and are linked to collars by arched braces. Subsidiary collars above. Three tiers butt purlins and curved windbracing below second tier. Scheduled Ancient Monument, County number 168.

Listing NGR: TG3219034538


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
Legacy System:


British Geological Survey, Strategic Stone Study, accessed 24 February 2020 from


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

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 20 Feb 2004
Reference: IOE01/11430/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian R. Faulkner. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].