Dutch gables in Norfolk

The author has made visits to Norfolk, Suffolk and adjoining counties to compare the shape and date of the Dutch or Flemish gables in those counties.

Norfolk has probably some 200 surviving Dutch and Flemish gables (Kent has 180, Suffolk c.115) spread around the county, apart from Breckland, whereas Kent and Suffolk’s are mostly in the east of the counties. As in Kent they vary greatly in size from originally one up and one down cottages, to grand houses akin to Kent’s Knole Park and again there are examples of the gables being added to earlier timber framed houses as in Kent. The study of those in Norfolk is ongoing.

Photographs taken by Gordon Taylor.

Yarrow House, Bintree, Norfolk

Yarrow House, Bintree, Norfolk

65 Damgate Street, Wymondham

65 Damgate Street, Wymondham

Wymondham, 65 Damgate - note date

Wymondham, 65 Damgate – note date

24 Middleton Street frontage, Wymondham

24 Middleton Street frontage, Wymondham

24 Middleton Street, Wymondham - wall anchors

24 Middleton Street, Wymondham – wall anchors

5-7 Church Street, Wymonham

5-7 Church Street, Wymonham

Wiveton Hall side gate, with date - 1652

Wiveton Hall side gate, with date – 1652

Wiveton Hall, rear

Wiveton Hall, rear

Wiveton Hall, front

Wiveton Hall, front

Wiveton front - at the back

Wiveton Hall front – at the back

Wiveton, the 1908 extension

Wiveton Hall, the 1908 extension

Winfarthing, The Street, Norfolk

Winfarthing, The Street, Norfolk

Where is this in Norfolk?

Where is this in Norfolk?

Tuttington Old Post Office

Tuttington Old Post Office

Tuttington, near Aylsham

Tuttington, near Aylsham

Toftrees Manor House on A1065

Toftrees Manor House on A1065

Thurston house

Thurston house

Thursford, Norfolk

Thursford, Norfolk

Thursford, Old Hall front

Thursford, Old Hall front

Stibbard, pre-1723, Norfolk

Stibbard, pre-1723, Norfolk

Reepham, Norfolk

Reepham, Norfolk

The Old Rectory, Reepham area, Norfolk

The Old Rectory, Reepham area, Norfolk

No. 6, Foulsham, Norfolk

No. 6, Foulsham, Norfolk

Raynham Hall, Norfolk

Raynham Hall, Norfolk

Armada House, Norwich

Armada House, Norwich

Kimberley Park Farm

Kimberley Park Farm

Norwich, Cringleford, Red Lion

Norwich, Cringleford, Red Lion

Armada House, Norwich

Armada House, Norwich

Manor House, Toftrees, Norfolk

Manor House, Toftrees, Norfolk

Manor Farm, side elevation

Manor Farm, side elevation

Little Snoring

Little Snoring

Kimberley Park Farm

Kimberley Park Farm

Horsford Poplar Farm, Dog Lane, Norfolk

Horsford Poplar Farm, Dog Lane, Norfolk

Foulsham, with clock

Foulsham, with clock

Damsgate Street, note thatch

Damsgate Street, note thatch

Cringleford, Ford End

Cringleford, Ford End

Burg Street, Aylsham

Burg Street, Aylsham

Blicking Hall, side elevation

Blicking Hall, side elevation

Yarrow House, Bintree, brickwork

Yarrow House, Bintree, brickwork

Yarrow House, Bintree, Norfolk

Yarrow House, Bintree, Norfolk

Besthorpe Church House, Norfolk

Besthorpe Church House, Norfolk

Berg next Aylsham

Berg next Aylsham

 

Hill Farm, Itteringham

Hill Farm, Itteringham

Gate Lodge to Bylaugh Park South of Bawdeswell

Gate Lodge to Bylaugh Park South of Bawdeswell

Front of J G Marsham

Front of J G Marsham

Fakenham, chapel or store

Fakenham, chapel or store

Fakenham, Star Pub, as was

Fakenham, Star Pub, as was

Berg, next Aylsham, front

Berg, next Aylsham, front

Fakenham old Star Pub, front

Fakenham old Star Pub, front

Fakenham, front

Fakenham, front

Fakenham, former Star Pub

Fakenham, former Star Pub

Fakenham, Star Pub

Fakenham, Star Pub

Fakenham, Barclays Bank

Fakenham, Barclays Bank

Beccles, Old Market 1694

Beccles, Old Market 1694

Beccles, North gable only, 12 Newmarket

Beccles, North gable only, 12 Newmarket

Bawdeswell Hall, 1683, Norfolk

Bawdeswell Hall, 1683, Norfolk

Bawdeswell Hall store

Bawdeswell Hall store

 

Barn of Old Hall, Aylsham, Blicking Road

Barn of Old Hall, Aylsham, Blicking Road

Aylesham, White Hart Street

Aylsham, White Hart Street

 

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