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Livestock Sheds to West of Downs Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.9298 / 52°55'47"N

Longitude: 0.5094 / 0°30'33"E

OS Eastings: 568769

OS Northings: 339882

OS Grid: TF687398

Mapcode National: GBR P32.9MB

Mapcode Global: WHKPF.SMS9

Plus Code: 9F42WGH5+WQ

Entry Name: Livestock Sheds to West of Downs Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379720

English Heritage Legacy ID: 479125

ID on this website: 101379720

Location: King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE36

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Civil Parish: Old Hunstanton

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Hunstanton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Livestock Sheds to West of Downs Farmhouse


Livestock sheds. C18, with post-1819 additions and C20 alterations. Built for the Lestrange estate. Chalk lump on carstone plinth. with brick dressings.
PLAN: C18 range aligned north-south, with contemporary wing to north end extending westwards, and post-1819 added wings to centre and south end on east side, forming 2 east-facing yards.
EXTERIOR: east side with doorway at south end set in later infilling of formerly open-fronted shed. North end devoid of openings. West side open-fronted at north end, possibly used as cart lodge. Wing to west of north end built of chalk lump with brick quoins. Central east-facing wing, single storeyed, and built of carstone with brick quoins. 3 single doorways with eaves level ventilator between the most easterly doorways. Doorway with ventilator to side within gable leads to loose box. Wing to south end, built of chalk lump with brick quoins comprised of shelter sheds facing north into yard.
INTERIOR: roof of centre wing to east side of 10 bays, with machine-sawn timber principles and rafters, butt-purlins and a single dovetailed and nailed collar. Tie beams are rough-hewn, and not aligned with collars. South wing has 6-bay roof, with through-purlins and dovetailed collars.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: south wing has several C19 sheds and enclosed loose boxes abutting, built mainly of carstone.
HISTORY: this is very rare surviving example of cattle housing with C18 origins, and together with the granary, stable and barn forms part of an unusually complete example of a C18 arable farmstead. These buildings are shown on an 1819 plan.

Listing NGR: TF6876939882

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