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Old Hall, Whinburgh and Westfield

Description: Old Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 220891

OS Grid Reference: TG0150807909
OS Grid Coordinates: 601508, 307909
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6315, 0.9762

Location: Dereham Road, Garvestone, Norfolk NR9 4QU

Locality: Whinburgh and Westfield
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR9 4QU

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Listing Text

TG 00 NW
(east side)
4.12.51 Old Hall
- II*

Former farmhouse. Circa 1600 and later. Brick ground floor (re-faced
with brick in C19) with timber framed upper floor. Through-passage plan.
2 storeys with attic. Off-centre C17 gabled porch with a pedimented
arched entrance and blocked window above. Very fine fielded board door
with studs and loop handle. 4-centred arched frame with carved spandrels.
3 ground floor windows, the central one formerly of 5 lights with roll-
moulded and hollow chamfered mullions and transom. (2 mullions have been
removed in order to insert casements). Similar north window of 2 lights
without a transom. South window, a 3-light, ovolo-moulded, Victorian
imitation. 3 imitative late C20 3-light casement windows to first floor.
Roll-moulded bressumer. Some original brickwork visible on south gable-
end. Stepped gables with late C20 cast cement crow steps. Rear door
with cover strips and studs and moulded frame. Off-centre axial stack
with 4 octagonal shafts. Later north gable-end stack with a single C19
octagonal shaft. Later additions to side and rear. Interior. Hall with
deep mouldings to bridging joist, common joists and cornice. Original
fireplace to first floor with a 4-centred arch and incised stucco
decoration. Reduced to take a fine late C18 duck's nest grate. Several
original doorways with 4-centred arches - their spandrels emphasised by
inverted fielding. 2 principal first floor rooms were originally open
to an exceptional crown post roof of 7 bays, the short crown posts rising
from cambered collars. Solid arch braces to collar purlin only and a
set of butt-purlins. Solar originally to northern end only. Moated site.

Listing NGR: TG0150807909

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Source: English Heritage

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