The following are thumbnail images of some of the older and more interesting houses in the Costessey area which is where I live. I would like to be able to include a little history about each property so if you know anything about these houses please email the details to me. If you live in one of the houses ( lucky you!) and are unhappy about the image being on the website please contact me and I will remove it. I have used excerpts from the wonderful book called 'Costessey A look into the past' by Earnest Gage. More information can be found at

The images are for sale at £20 each as original individual watercolours measuring 9cmX12cm. If you would like the painting framed these are available for £35. I really enjoy painting these buildings and if you would like to commission a larger painting possibly from a different angle or with the family included please contact me at the following address.

76 The Street SOLD
Originally called Fearnley this breathtaking attractive old property was left by Lockyer Byer to his son, James in 1709. The front part of the property was called Gable End and was amalgamated into the back part in the 1980's to form 76 The Street.
Mount Pleasant now called West Hill was built sometime round 1775. Eldon Money was the first owner/ builder. This is an impressive building with wonderful views. It was a pleasure to paint as it is nicely framed by foliage.

The Cottage in the Croft SOLD
In the grounds of this beautiful cottage lies a lime kiln thought to have been built by Eldon Money sometime prior to 1808. It was last used to make lime in 1905 when owned by Charles Banham.
104--106 The Street. This property was once known as The Black Swan and was one of six public houses in Old Costessey. It was first owned by John Howes in the 1600's. The original pub was converted into two semi-detatched cottages by Alan Leggett.
110 The Street

182-184 West End. These thatched cottages were owned by The Costessey Estate as Laundry Cottages and first recorded in 1840. Laundry businesses in both properties led to their name.
This small cottage was known as Farthings and was built in 1849. Bricks from the Costessey brickworks were used to form the ornamental chimneys and features

Thatched Cottage 11 The Street was first owned by Robert Graver who bought it in 1686. Robert Graver was a blacksmith.