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CHAUCER HOUSE IN BAWDESWELL

Chaucer House in Bawdeswell is reputed to have been connected with the poet, but there is no documentary evidence to substantiate this. Edwin Rose, in a report he wrote for the Norfolk Archaeological Unit In 1983, says that “although part of the house is very old, the earliest part dates back to the late 15C which was too late to have any connection with Chaucer”.

Parts of the house are believed now to be 14C

The house is recorded as being Crown Farm and The Crown Inn up to 1920 .   In 1933 it is first called Chaucer House - probably on the whim of new owners, because of the village's mention in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and the antiquity of the house.

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