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Elsing Hall, Elsing

Description: Elsing Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 220725

OS Grid Reference: TG0399816011
OS Grid Coordinates: 603998, 316011
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7033, 1.0179

Location: Hall Road, Elsing, Norfolk NR20 3DX

Locality: Elsing
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR20 3DX

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Listing Text

(north west side)

3/19 Elsing Hall


Mansion. C15 with important C18 refurbishment. Restored and extended
by Thomas Jekyll in 1852. Flint with ashlar dressings, some timber framing
to south. Brick. Plain tile roofs. Irregular plan. 2 storeys with
attics. North facade. The central section consists of porch and 'oriel'
projecting from the hall. Flanking gabled sections flanked in turn by
lower single storeyed sections. Service wing to west. C15 2-storey porch
with moulded 2-centred entrance arch displaying. blind-traceried spandrels.
Diagonal buttresses terminating in carved pinnacle figures. 2 2-light
traceried side windows possibly original. 'Oriel' rectangular with diagonal
buttresses and a 4-light mullion and transom cusped window. Gabled bays
with 8 2-light mullion and transom windows with hood-moulds. Carved label
stops to first floor and attic floor. Single angle buttresses becoming
octagonal and terminating in carved heraldic, beasts holding metal spears
with fleur de lys terminals. Chapel to east echoed by similar extension
to west each with a 2-light mullion window with cusped head. C19 4-centred
chapel doorway with carved spandrels and a 3-light traceried east window
which may, in part, be C15. Service wing set back with a later brick
porch with ogee head to entrance. 5-light ground floor mullion window;
2 and single light mullion windows elsewhere. 2 gabled dormers with
diagonally set pinnacles. Attached larder cum laundry in brick. South
facade. Almost entirely by Thomas Jekyll. 2 projecting gabled wings
flanking hall with jettied timber framed upper floors, herringbone brick
nogging and moulded brick corbels flanking the jetties. 6 ground floor
2-light mullion and transom windows to wings with pairs of 4- and 2-light
windows above. Elaborate internally stepped barge boards. Hall facade
with canted stair turret to one. side (opposite 'oriel') with 3 tall single
light cusped windows. To other side Gothic style arched doorway with
hood mould becoming stringcourse. 5 rectangular loops with carved label
stops. Very elaborate gault brick parapet on arched corbel table. Service
wing with 2- 3- and single light mullion windows. Chimney shafts in C19
elaborately moulded brick. Interior. Hall open to roof with a C15 oriel
arch of 3-shafted responds with facetted capitals and a moulded 2-centred
arch. Staircase bay opposite imitates this arch. One original wooden
doorframe beneath stair with 4-centred arch and spandrel carvings. Stair
and minstrels' gallery elaborately carved in a Jacobean/Medieval style.
C20 roof with 3 surviving C15 roll-moulded, arch-braced and cambered tie
beams. Several C18 rooms with raised and fielded panelling and carved
modillion cornices. Fine C18 dog-leg stair with turned balusters, shaped
tread ends and panelled dado. Coved niche in library. Jekyll rooms in
elaborate Gothic style with complex leaded glazing, 4-centred doorways
with carved linenfold doors. One Jekyll cast iron fireplace (probably
late C19) in abstract style.

Listing NGR: TG0399816011

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Source: English Heritage

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