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Description: Bradenham Hall
Date Listed: 9 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 221005
OS Grid Reference: TF9207209952
OS Grid Coordinates: 592072, 309952
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6533, 0.8381
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BRADENHAM WEST BRADENHAM
TF 90 NW
9:7:51 Bradenham Hall
as West Bradenham
House. Early to mid C18 with important late C18 and C20 refurbishment and
addition. Brick with black pantile and copper roofs. Original block square
double pile. Later lower service wing from middle of north facade westwards.
C20 single storeyed extensions to west and east facades. Full-height 2-bay
northward. extension of east facade executed in 1956. 2 storeys with attic
and cellar. South facade of 5 bays of sash windows with glazing bars beneath
skewback arches with raised keystones. Wider spacing to 3 centre bays which
are surmounted by a pediment supported on a pair of giant pilasters. Central
doorcase probably late C18 with a swept stair of 6 treads in stone. Semi-
circular fanlight with radiating glazing bars penetrating a pediment
supported on engaged Tuscan columns. Stone platband. Central first floor
window with jalousie shutters. Semicircular headed window in tympanum.
Second pair of giant pilasters to outside angles of facade. Bold painted
moulded brick cornice. West facade with similar cornice. 2 pedimented
dormer windows and one flat-roofed dormer, the 3 with modillion cornices.
Half external stack, original lead downpipes and modern single storeyed
extension. East facade. Projecting 3 bay single storey extension of 2 C20
phases. Fine re-used doorcase of circa 1800 with 3-centred fanlight
penetrating a pediment supported on Ionic columns. Decorative glazing bars
to fanlight, miniature modillion cornices and dentils to pediment and strap-
work designs to soffits. 2 north bays of 1956 in close imitation of
original. Moulded brick cornice and 3 pedimented dormers with modillions.
2 half external stacks, one of 1956. Interior. Late C18 staircase with
stick balusters, open string and swept mahogany handrail. Historical
Association. Childhood home of Sir Rider Haggard.
Listing NGR: TF9207209952
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Source: English Heritage
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