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Fincham Hall, Fincham

Description: Fincham Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 221497

OS Grid Reference: TF6944306500
OS Grid Coordinates: 569443, 306500
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6298, 0.5022

Location: Swaffham Road, Fincham, Norfolk PE33 9DQ

Locality: Fincham
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE33 9DQ

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Listing Text


5/23 Fincham Hall

G.V. II*

Manor House. c.1500, remodelled late C16 and C19. Brick, clunch and ashlar
dressings. Roofs of plain tiles. North front of 2-3 storeys. A composition
of 3 gables with polygonal brick tower at north-east corner. Tower c.1500
: arched door to ground floor which is lit by cinquefoiled arched lights.
Upper floor with arched lights below square hood moulds on labels.
Machicolated cinquefoil frieze below string course and stepped battlemented
parapet. Facade with renewed hollow chamfered 3 and 4-light cross casements
of rendered brick. Blocked 2-light casement in west cross gable. C19
battlemented entrance porch between cross gables with arched entrance beneath
square hood. To left early C17 blocked doorway : semi-circular arch flanked
by fluted Ionic pilasters supporting entablature with finials, all in strapwork
tradition. East wall with large stepped internal chimneybreast culminating
in pair of renewed diamond flues. South front of C16 construction now studded
irregularly with C19 sash windows with glazing bars. 3 C18 casements to east
cross wing. One bay western addition of early C19 with sash windows and gabled
roof. Interior. Screen truss remains, arch braced to heavy wall studs in
western range. Bridging beams with tongue shops. Timbered screens passage
now blocked by staircase. Roof structure renewed : C19 King post roof over
main range; east cross wing with C18 butt purlins and collars.

Listing NGR: TF6944306500

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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