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Bylaugh Hall, Bylaugh

Description: Bylaugh Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 April 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 220713

OS Grid Reference: TG0353618751
OS Grid Coordinates: 603536, 318751
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7281, 1.0128

Location: Bylaugh, Norfolk NR20 4RL

Locality: Bylaugh
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR20 4RL

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Listing Text


3/7 Bylaugh Hall


Ruinous country house. 1850-52. Charles Barry, junior, and R.Banks for
trustees of Sir John Lombe. Ashlar faced brick,now roofless. Elizabethan
Prodigy House style. 2 storeys with basement and attics. Extra storey to
centre bay. Entrance facade of 7 bays of ovolo-moulded stone mullion and
transom windows. 3-light to centre bay and 2-light to other bays. Bay
divisions accentuated by boldly projecting semi-rusticated pilasters topped
with obelisks. Rusticated basement storey with 2-light plain chamfered
mullion windows. Former strapwork parapet around basement well. 5 out of
6 dormers survive with segmental pediments and 2-light ovolo-moulded mullion
windows. Elaborately decorated central single storey porch consisting of
angle pilasters with diamond rustication and bas relief carvings; 3-centred
entrance arch with deeply carved arms above; pierced parapet with obelisks
and heraldic beasts. Horizontal divisions employ at each level a full
entablature with a cartouche to each section of frieze. Twin pilasters flank
main corners and taller centre bay and rise to form turrets. Garden facade,
largely obscured by ivy, consists of a taller centre bay flanked by 2-storey
rectangular bays. West facade is of 5 bays, the centre 3 bays slightly

Listing NGR: TG0353618751

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Source: English Heritage

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