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Snore Hall, Fordham

Description: Snore Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 221461

OS Grid Reference: TL6239899316
OS Grid Coordinates: 562398, 299316
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5674, 0.3947

Location: Fordham, Norfolk PE38 0LN

Locality: Fordham
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE38 0LN

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Listing Text


8/15 Snore Hall
- II*

House. Main south block mid C15, east extensions 1806, north wing early C19.
Brick and plain tiled roofs. Original rectangular wing defined by diagonal
buttresses. South front of 3 bays in 2 storeys. 2 renewed arched mullion
windows and 3 renewed timber casements of C16 insertion. Gabled roof with
3 hipped dormers and square ridge stack right of centre carrying quadruple
diamond flues. Buttresses carry short corner finials. West wall with dado
of Perpendicular trefoil panels repeated at eaves. Dado runs round projecting
2-storey embattled porch interrupted for arched doorway facing south. Porch
has one 2-light trefoiled lower window under square hood and one arched lancet
to each first floor face. Occasional grotesque heads built into structure.
Parapet machicolated To right of porch west wall with renewed 3-light cross
casement to ground floor and 3-light oriel window above supported by
machicolated apron. 2 pinnacles extend up through arcading into gable head
which has central panelled turret capped by domed finial. North wing of C19.
3 bays in 2½ storeys, the battlemented side bays projecting forward through
2 storeys. Gabled roof and 3 gabled through-eaves dormers. Internal gable
stacks. Eastern extension of 1806 broadly similar. Interior. Porch with
tierceron ground floor vault and oak leaf boss. 4 chamfered bridging beams
in sitting room. Kitchen has one multi-rolled bridging beam with mortices
for arched braces (reused tie beam) and one bridging beam with ribbon moulding,
both c.1520-25. Original brick cellar survives. Kings room (first floor)
with oak fireplace overmantel dated 1586: tapering pilasters and 2 4-centred
panels with pediments and fleur-de-lys: Upper room of porch opens into this
as a solar via metal covered door. One attic room was a chapel. Roof several
times renewed. 2 Priest's holes set into chimney breast each 2m x lm x lm
vertically placed with a trapdoor between them.

Listing NGR: TL6239899316

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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