Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

This house is called The Old Rectory, situated along a curved private, driveway in Heydon. (For more information about Heydon, please see my previous post.)

I did not like to trespass further, to get a closer view of the house but was quite satisfied with this composition.

I have trawled the Internet for detailed information about the history of house with little success, but did find just a few snippets that proved interesting.

This is part of a report made by a history group which visited Heydon on a tour:
Then we went to the Old Rectory, an intriguing building
set in an idyllic garden with a moat/water feature. The
rambling house had features suggesting a timber-framed core with later additions, including a full Victorian Sunday School hall wing. On the ground floor we learned a lot about diagonal bracing in oak framed partitions.
An argument was raised that, apart from Walsingham, there is no real tradition of timber framed buildings in North Norfolk, which is true – however, on leaving Heydon to head home, I took the road west
and hadn’t travelled more than half a mile when I came across a farmhouse with not one but two oak framed barns!

I also found a valuation for the building in mid Victorian times - £648. Can you imagine paying that for it now!!

Again, I wondered about the beauty of this house and setting on a day when fine rain wasn't descending!!

Have a good Sunday, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8891 W: 359 N: 20605] (81341)
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