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Thornham Hall, Thornham

Description: Thornham Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 221282

OS Grid Reference: TF7343643174
OS Grid Coordinates: 573436, 343174
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9579, 0.5806

Location: 1 Hall Lane, Thornham, Norfolk PE36 6NB

Locality: Thornham
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE36 6NB

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Listing Text


8/100 Thornham Hall
- II*

House. c.1780, for George Hogge (d 1811). Red brick Flemish bond,
Westmoreland slate roofs. 3 storey with attics.5 bay centre, 2 storey single
bay wings on axis. Adam-Chambers Neo-Classical domestic style, executed in
extremely fine facade Flemish bond brickwork. 3 storey centre block with
4 ground floor sashes with glazing bars, central entrance, 2 leaf 3 panel
raised and fielded doors with fluted frieze above and flat roofed porch with
2 simple rounded columns with fluted necking and 2 simple panel piers. Above
a large fanlight with decorated lead glazing bars under a segmental rubbed
brick arch. 1st floor 4 sashes with glazing bars, central sash with glazing
bars under rubbed brick arch within the recessed panel under further segmental
rubbed brick arch. 2nd floor 4 sashes with glazing bars, central tripartite
Diocletian window with sash with glazing bars under segmental rubbed brick
arch. Stone ground level plinth, first floor and second floor cut stone
plat bands and attic eaves cornice, all white painted stone. Shallow pitched
roof with central tripartite canted sided dormer looking out to east and west,
sashes with glazing bars, wrought iron balcony above. 2 end stacks. On axis
with facade to north and south slightly recessed 2 storey wings, ground floor
with one arched headed sash with glazing bars under segmental rubbed brick
arch set in panel under further relieving rubbed brick arch, first floor with
Diocletian window, sashes with glazing bars, under segmental rubbed brick
arch. First floor plat-band, eaves level cornice, both white painted stone,
hipped roofs. 2 storey service wing at north, single storey internal access
corridor added c.1900 at rear. Interior : plastered panelled room at south,
frieze with swags, urns and dishes, peltae, husks. Arched alcove at north
with reclining female figure and Bacchante filling her dish from a wine skin,
all high quality plaster work in Adam-Chambers mode. Contemporary white and
yellow marble fireplace with fluted pilasters, central carved panel with 2
opposed gryphons and an urn. Room above on first floor with apse and c.1840
fireplace. Central ground floor 2 bay entrance vestibule with 2 groin vaults,
fluted over doors. 2 storey apsed staircase with modillion cornice. Simple
rectangular wooden balusters, mahogany handrail with inlaid base. Room to
north with plaster frieze of honeysuckle and urns, cornice; c.1860 fireplace.

Listing NGR: TF7343643174

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Source: English Heritage

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