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South Norfolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TG 18046 04394



5/31 Cantley House 2-10-51 (previously listed as Cantley Farmhouse)


House, formerly farmhouse, C16 and C17, colourwashed brick, pantile roof. C16 2-cell cross wing of 2 storeys and attic to right, C17 range attached to left of 5 bays, 2 storeys and attic. C19 single storeyed lofted range to left. Principal facade to north west: C17 range in English bond with plinth and platband; crowstepped gable with internal stack to left; all windows renewed c.1980 with C17-style cross windows having wrought iron casements and hinges, 4 openings to ground floor with segmental arches, 5 to first floor; doorway to left with renewed flat ogee headed door with decorative strap hinges from Burgh Hall near Aylsham. C16 timber framed cross wing to right refaced C19 in brick in Flemish bond; bargeboards; ground and first floor windows to match C17 range, that to ground floor with flat arch, that to first floor with cambered arch; opening to attic as to first floor but no transom. Right return of cross wing: 2 bays with central chimney bay, and axial stack. Central doorway enclosed within gabled porch having barge boards and drop finial, doorway and door to match main facade; porch return with C19 Gothick ogee headed lancets from Burgh Hall. Ground floor openings similar to south-west facade, first floor openings similar to attics. Rear: C16 cross wing forward to left, openings with cambered arches, windows similar to south-west facade, ground floor with 3-lights. C17 range with central doorway, all windows similar to south-west facade, 2 small 2-light openings to ground and first floor with segmental arches to ground floor and older arches to first floor, 2 single inserted lights to first floor centre. Large gabled dormer with 2-light casement to right. C18 range to north-east: single storey and loft, colourwashed brick, dentil cornice; front now with door to right and 2 2-light openings as to main facade; rear with 3 similar openings. Interior: C16 cross wing with large central stack, fire- place to front room with bressumer and rear bread oven, fireplaces to rear room and first floor with chamfered 4-centred flat arches in brick. Front room bridging and stack beams with lambs tongue chamfer stops, timber studs to partition wall to C17 rear room with moulding to beams with lambs tongue chamfer stops. First floor with quarter moulded ring frame and bridging beam. Attic with collars and clasped purlins, arched braces to rear cell. C17 range with later partitions, 3 tie beams with some stops. 3-tiered roof with tennoned butt purlins, thick collars. Timber framed dormer to rear. The house and farmstead are the only-remaining settlement of the former parish of Cantelose.

Listing NGR: TG1804604394


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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: 15 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/13553/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Mary Ledgard. Source Historic England Archive
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