Discover more about the heritage of roads and places in Carbrooke. A small agricultural village in Norfolk. It has a surprising and fascinating history, with influences through the centuries from around the world.
The aim of this website is to bring together this information. If you have any comments, information, anecdotes or photographs to share, please contact us.
A mainly straight road, passing Low Farm and Red Barn House, which leads through arable fields and out of the parish towards Caston (Thetford), or Rocklands (Attleborough).
Muttons Corner at the crossroads – Carbrooke, Watton, Norwich, Attleborough
Norwich Road/ B1108 / Turnpike Road
Broadmoor/ Broadmere / Chapel Street
Wood Farm Lane
Fen Lane / The Fen footpath
Shipdham Road/ Lane/ Tun Moor
Some of the buildings in Carbrooke are very old, the oldest being the Church. Others may well have been built over even older buildings. We certainly have many listed buildings.Carbrooke Heritage Group would like to log our buildings and produce a history of each for future generations.
Carbrooke is not a museum, it is a living village, and so as with any typical English village, we have buildings and homes built through the centuries, and each has its story to tell, the style gives us clues as to when it was constructed and for what reason. There may be people who object to putting modern buildings in an old village, but this is what keeps the village alive and gives it its character. Every house was new once!
The history of Carbrooke through its buildings is fascinating, from the medieval stone work of the Church, clay lump and flint cottages, brick built houses, ex council house stock and community housing, – giving local folk an affordable way of living in their own community, old folks bungalows, the ex RAF houses built during the war to house RAF personel, more recent homes built to echo past building styles, and the modern ‘town house’ style buildings on Blenheim Grange, and most recently Carbrookes own Care Home at ‘Buckingham Lodge’, catering for sufferers of dementia.
However old you house have you considered looking into its history, or perhaps the history of the land it stands on.
This would be a fascinating project, and if you have any research, or even famous residents, of your house we would love to keep a record here.
The History of Whitehouse Cottage, Church Street (with thanks to Jeffery Burbidge).
Page Last Updated 22.05.2022