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Pickenham Hall, South Pickenham

Description: Pickenham Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 221051

OS Grid Reference: TF8583704030
OS Grid Coordinates: 585837, 304030
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6023, 0.7428

Location: B1077, South Pickenham, Norfolk PE37 8DS

Locality: South Pickenham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE37 8DS

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Listing Text

TF 80 SE
10/54 Pickenham Hall
- II

Country house. Built 1902-5 for the banker G.W. Taylor to designs by the
architect Robert Weir Schultz, but incorporating parts of an earlier house
by W.J. Donthorn. Red brick with hipped plain-tiled roofs. Two storeys
and attics. East facade of five bays, each with three windows; bays 2 and
4 have canted 2-storey bays surmounted by shaped attic gables with Venetian
windows. Cross-casements with glazing bars; keyed rubbed brick arches over
openings. Bays 1 and 5 have central doorway under semi-circular hoods on
brackets, the spandrels with carved brick foliage decoration by Laurence
Turner. Centre ground floor openings with segmental arched heads. Rusticated
brick quoins. Modillion eaves cornice. Main entrance front to west,
symmetrical with central doorway recessed under a semicircular broken
pediment: tympanum contains coat of arms flanked by figures of boys.
Rusticated door surround with pilasters, stone cornice on paired brackets.
Carving on entrance surround also attributed to Laurence Turner. Outer bays
with two-storey canted bays. Tall staircase window with three transoms;
circular window below. Wide modillion eaves. Gabled attic dormers with
2-light casements. Chimney stack symmetrically-placed, the two inner stacks
cruciform on plan, the two outer stacks with triple diagonally-set shafts.
South facade has central loggia with two semicircular arches on central Ionic
pier and plain responds; plastered vaulted ceiling and two pairs of
segmental headed glazed doors. Balcony above with balustrade of diagonal
pierced brickwork. Loggia flanked by square 2-storey bays with balcony and
shaped attic gables with tripartite casements with segmental heads and curved
glazing bars. To the north, a lower two-storey double pile service range
with three massive ridge-line chimney stacks. Architectural History 22 :
1979 "Robert Weir Schultz" pp 88-115.

Listing NGR: TF8583704030

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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