Description: The Old Hall
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 220485
OS Grid Reference: TF9028111866
OS Grid Coordinates: 590281, 311866
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6711, 0.8128
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TF 91 SW FRANSHAM LITTLE FRANSHAM
10/30 The Old Hall
Farmhouse. C16 and later. Brick, part rendered and mainly colourwashed.
Pantile roofs. 2 storeys with attic. North facade has 5 bays of mainly C18
fenestration, of 3-light mullion and transom windows with leaded lights,
metal casements and some original fittings beneath segmental arches. One
surviving late C17 2-light mullion and transom. Slightly advanced gabled
bay with C18 semicircular headed first floor window. Central front door
(adjacent to advanced bay) has fine early C18 bracketted hood with seg-
mental pediment and carved consoles and tympanum. South facade with lower
C18 service wing attached. Gabled C18 stair outshut with semicircular headed
window directly opposite advanced bay to north. One sloping dormer. East
gable-end has 6 late Cl6 blocked windows with moulded brick pediments.
External stack with pair of octagonal shafts may be an addition despite
bonded brickwork because it partially blocks gable windows. Moulded brick
pediment set into stack at ground floor level and above a fine stucco panel
of the arms of Elizabeth I surrounded by a vine scroll. Stone hood mould
with star label stops. Off-centre axial stack with 4 very similar octagonal
shafts. East gable with an added C18 external stack. INTERIOR. At first
floor stone dressed ovolo moulded pair of adjacent fireplaces with arched
heads and decorative brackets to single mantelpiece. Evidence for a partition
between them. Stepped chamfer stops at ground floor, ogee and nicked at
first floor. Fine C18 stair with fluted newels, turned balusters, shaped
tread-ends and wide handrail. Upstairs room with plaster barrel vault.
C18 roof of staggered butt purlins and collars. One C17 panelled stud
partition in roof with part of 4-centred arched door head surviving. The
oak panelling mentioned in previous list appears to have been removed.
Listing NGR: TF9028111866
Source: English Heritage
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