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Narford Hall, Narford

Description: Narford Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 220919

OS Grid Reference: TF7666213717
OS Grid Coordinates: 576662, 313717
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6923, 0.6126

Location: Narford, Norfolk PE32 1JA

Locality: Narford
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE32 1JA

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Listing Text


3/16 Narford Hall


Mansion. Built by Andrew Fountaine of Salle, Norfolk (1632-1706) from 1690 to c,17o4. Greatly enlarged
from c. 1830 under the direction of Andrew Fountaine. Carstone with ashlar
dressings and slate roofs. Original block to south west. Mainly 2 storeys
with attics. 7-bay facade to original block of sash windows with glazing bars
(presumably C18 replacements) surrounded by stone eared architraves.
Pedimented, slightly advanced and ashlar faced central 3 bays. Former
entrance aedicule consists of open-topped segmental pediment on a pair of
columns with carved capitals. Fanlight with radiating glazing bars within.
Rusticated quoins, plain platband, modillion cornices and balustraded parapet.
Hipped roof with 4 dormer windows beneath segmental pediments. Andrew Fountaines
enlargements include a stone tower porch with cupola to north east side of
original block and extensive additions reflecting the style of the original
block. Interior. Cycle of paintings by Antonio Pellegrini; staircase dated
1704 with twisted balusters; various early C18 plaster ceilings and fire-
places. Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, vol. III, 1981, pp.161-
162. Minimal description due to lack of access to land.

Listing NGR: TF7666213717

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Source: English Heritage

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