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Chantry House, Oxborough

Description: Chantry House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 June 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 220924

OS Grid Reference: TF7451201497
OS Grid Coordinates: 574512, 301497
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5833, 0.5744

Location: Swaffham Road, Oxborough, Norfolk PE33 9PS

Locality: Oxborough
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE33 9PS

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Listing Text


13/21 Chantry House (formerly
9.6.75 listed as Nos.16 to
21 (consec) Chantry
- II

Former estate cottages belonging to Oxburgh Hall. Parts of surviving building
may pertain to a Chantry established in 1483 in the manor of Thomas Ode.
Later additions and refurbishment. Re-used limestone ashlar, brick and
clunch. East wing partly timber framed largely replaced with brick and flint.
Roof partly of pantiles and partly without covering. Main block with a C15
or C16 side wing to east projecting to rear and an C18 side wing to west
projecting to front and rear. Through-passage plan with former screen and
open hall to main block. Late-Medieval main block of one and a half storeys.
North facade mainly of ashlar with a chamfered plinth, blocked doorway to
east, an inserted central doorway, 2 C18 inserted windows and an original
window with chamfered reveals partly blocked. Dentil cornice and 2 C20 gabled
dormers. Rear facade of brick with an ashlar plinth and dressings. Doorway
to east with surviving wooden frame. Reduced original central window with
chamfered reveal and an inserted C18 frame beneath a segmental arch. 2 later
doorways. 3 C20 gabled dormers and one off-centre axial stack. East wing
formerly timber framed with one mutilated section surviving at junction with
main block. Faced and replaced with brick and flint with brick dressings.
Lengthened southward in brick during C17. This extension retains one blocked
2-light chamfered mullion window in brick to rear. It also has ashlar quoins
and plinth copings and gable with tumbling-in. East facade with 2 partly
glazed panelled doors, 5 2-light C19 casement windows with glazing bars and
a dentil cornice. North end with one 2-light mullion and transom window with
glazing bars beneath a segmental arch with ashlar keystone. Internal stacks
to south gable-end, north east corner and rear wall. 2-storeyed west wing
of brick with a brick and clunch north extension. Nearly symmetrical facade
of 4 doorways with adjacent windows beneath segmental arches. 4 first floor
windows beneath modern soldier arches. Hipped roof and lean-to extension
to south. 2 axial stacks. Interior. Main block. C15 arched wash basin
niche with broken-off bowl, hollow chamfered reveal with broach stops and
a carved rose drain. Fireplace with re-used late C12 moulded stone jambs
consisting of shafts with a pair of scallop derived capitals. Late C16
clasped purlin roof with braced collars. The ties have been sawn off and
connected to inserted bridging joists with bolted struts. East wing has a
crown post roof with braces to collar purlin and braced ties. West wing has a
a re-used double-ogee moulded,bridging joist with chamfered common joists.

Listing NGR: TF7451201497

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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