Monday, February 19, 2018

I'd Live Here!

Well, I'd live here if I could afford it! It is, alas, priced more than a little outside my max budget.

Still, if it were close, it would be well worth it.

What is "it," you ask? Well, "it" is the Reeves building, a Grade II listed timber frame home which is one of the oldest buildings in Wymondham, Norfolk.

And during the course of recent renovations, they found 41 (count 'em, 41) historic Tudor-era heraldic shields painted on the interior walls.

And this building is now fully renovated and is coming up for sale with an asking price of a mere £450,000. Of course, if you (or I, should I suddenly come into a small fortune between now and next month) purchase the property, you will not be able to remove or cover up the coats of arms, which have been placed behind glass to preserve and protect them.

Not that that restriction would be considered a hardship by me or any of my many heraldist friends!

Anyway, there's an article on-line with more photographs of the building and its surrounding development, a note that the oldest parts were "a 14th-century timber-framed house of high status," and a possible link to John de Vere, Earl of Oxford, and his first wife, Dorothy, between 1536 and 1548.

You can read all that, and more (including a link to the sales agent, TW Gaze, should you decide that you really need to buy this house), on the website of the Eastern Daily Press at

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