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Martyrs Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Beetley, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.736 / 52°44'9"N

Longitude: 0.8925 / 0°53'33"E

OS Eastings: 595381

OS Northings: 319297

OS Grid: TF953192

Mapcode National: GBR S9W.JGN

Mapcode Global: WHLRQ.PH6C

Entry Name: Martyrs Cottage

Listing Date: 22 May 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077364

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220750

Location: Beetley, Breckland, Norfolk, NR20

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Beetley

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Beetley with East Bilney

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

(north side)
East Bilney

3/3 Martyr's Cottage

- 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 text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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