Architectural Styles

A few of the different styles of Architecture in Happisburgh


CROW-STEPPED GABLES, showing Dutch influence, were first used in the 16th Century, and required moulded saddle-back coping bricks.

CURVED DUTCH GABLES appeared in the 17th Century.

WALL PATTERNS were formed by choosing bricks of different colours or by using ‘flared ends’.

Flared ends pattern at Holly Farm, 18th century

CHIMNEY STACKS ware always of rod brick. In the early 20th century Gunton’s Brickworks of Costessey produced ornamental bricks for chimneys reminiscent of those built in Tudor times.

TUMBLING-IN, also showing Dutch influence, appeared in the 17th and 18th Centuries on Gables.

Right: Tumbling-in at Pebbles indicating an earlier Thatched roof.

Left: Wall of an outbuilding at Church Farm showing four different types of construction.

  • Flemish Bond
  • Cobble Narrow
  • English Bond
  • Random


English Bonding was used in Tudor building and is illustrated at Manor Farmhouse, 1588.

Flemish bonding came in the 17th Century and is illustrated at xxxxxxxx???