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Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough

Description: Oxburgh Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 220927

OS Grid Reference: TF7425601227
OS Grid Coordinates: 574256, 301227
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5809, 0.5705

Location: Oxborough 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


13/24 Oxburgh Hall


Fortified Country House. Licence to crenellate 1482; extensive refurbishment
during the late C18 and C19 with the involvement of J.C. Buckler and
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Brick with some stone dressings. Pantile roofs. Square moated site of 4 wings around a courtyard. The main fabric of the north, the west and half the east wings is C15. The single storeyed south wing is of 1865 with an adjoining C18 section to the west and a mainly early C19 tower to the east. Mainly 2 storeys with attics. North facade. Central 3-storey
C15 gatehouse with a 4-centred vaulted archway flanked by polygonal turrets
decorated with moulded brick arched corbel tables. Western turret houses
winding stair with small quatrefoil windows. Upper storeys of eastern turret
have single light arched windows with rectangular hood moulds. Centre bay
with a 4-light stone first floor window with arched transoms and brick and
stone relieving arches. Similar 3-light second floor window just beneath
a 4-centred machicolation. Stepped crenellations. Early C18 3-bay bridge
with crenellated parapet crosses the moat. Flanking facades with C19 Gothic
fenestration, moulded brick arched corbel tables and crenellated parapets.
2 crow-stepped attic gables with pairs of Cosseyware chimney shafts. East
facade. Northern half C15. Southern half C18 and C19 including the 4-storey
tower to south west corner. One C18 semicircular-headed sash window with
glazing bars. Otherwise C19 Gothic including a stone-dressed 2-storey canted
bay with carving and 2 stone-dressed oriels. Arched corbel table. 2 crow-
stepped attic gables with single Cosseyware chimney shafts, gabled north wing
and 2 gabled dormers. Fabric of west facade almost entirely C15 with
Fenestration and decoration similar to that of east facade. Interior.
Adequately described in Oxburgh Hall, National Trust, 1982, except for the
outstanding C15 roofs over the northern half of the east wing and over the
complete west wing. Fully moulded arch braced roofs with king posts rising
from collars to braced ridge beam. Furbishment of east wing attributable
to J.C. Buckler. H.A. Tipping, "Oxburgh hall", Country Life, 66, 1929, pp.
194-202, pp.224-32.

Listing NGR: TF7425601227

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Source: English Heritage

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