Fitton Oake, Elizabethan House, Wiggenhall St Germans, Near Kings Lynn In Norfolk

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We have had another beautiful day in Landsberg, Bavaria, that makes 3 days in a row, wonder if it can make 4 🙂 Visited a monastery, a famous castle and drove into Austria, with wonderful mountain scenery, so lots to post about later when we are home.    

But this post is one I found in my photo library …….A couple of years ago, 2016, we went to buy some bathroom tiles, and where we bought them from, was a shop attached to an Elizabethan House.  The shop is now quite large, and when we returned to choose some kitchen tiles last year, I showed an interest in the house.  Having shown my interest, a nice lady disappeared and then returned with some photos of how the house had looked when the owners had bought it, before they had restored it.  How I would have loved to have taken photos of the building then, even just to have viewed it.  I think its dates  from 1577, I can’t seem to find out much about the building, but it was just wonderful to see the photos.  I did mention at the time that I would use the photos in a post and the lady was agreeable to me using them.  Looking at the photos, the first four are the ones shown to me, and then two that I took on our visit, the view you can see from one of the shop windows.


10 Replies to “Fitton Oake, Elizabethan House, Wiggenhall St Germans, Near Kings Lynn In Norfolk”

  1. I can imagine that the lady was pleased you were so interested in the place,I know I would have if I had fixed up an old place like this one. Lovely old building!

    1. It would have been interesting to have seen inside it before, although it looks like it had been altered a lot, but there would have been lots of evidence of how people had lived in earlier times 🙂

  2. The new roof tiles are a bit bright, aren’t they, but I expect they will age well. Extraordinary dormer window, that smaller one, with a ‘gable’ standing proud of the roof line. Always difficult with old buildings, when they’re spruced up they can sometimes lose their charm and look like a modern revival.

    1. I agree about the tiles, I would have used reclaimed rosemary tiles, we did on an old cottage, and they do look a lot nicer. Hopefully these will wear down in time. I did see one in Wales many years ago that needed restoring and sometimes wish we had bought it…….hindsight is a wonderful thing, if you have it 🙂

  3. What a marvelous old building. I’m glad you asked about it. I have to agree with Calmgrove about the roof, but I suppose that’s a necessity. The building still looks quite old. Seems like they’ve just patched up the old rather than making it new. Thanks, Lynne! 🙂

    1. Yes they haven’t done a bad job, although there are somethings that I would have done differently, but then again there my be reasons why they did certain things. But as you say it still lookss old, which is part of its charm 🙂

  4. Those old photos are very atmospheric, I can picture that house as the setting for an old Gothic romance lol. There is something so appealing about very old places. You are fortunate to live near and travel to these old places. I’m trying to think of the oldest place I’ve ever been. Sacre Coeur church in Paris or a dungeon in Crest probably. Versailles Palace is pretty old as well. Oh wait, I was on an old Roman Aqueduct that would have been older,as well as the remains of one of the Roman amphitheaters. Anyway, thanks for another interesting post. I get behind on your blog and find myself binge reading to catch up 🙂

    1. Thank you, I think the oldest place I have been is in Iceland, driving across an ancient lava flow. But there are so many wonderful places to visit, sounds like you have visited some nice places. Glad you enjoy the blog and hopefully lots more to come 🙂

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