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Hall Farmhouse Home Farmhouse, Houghton

Description: Hall Farmhouse Home Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 221609

OS Grid Reference: TF7873827853
OS Grid Coordinates: 578738, 327853
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8186, 0.6510

Location: New Houghton, Norfolk PE31 6TY

Locality: Houghton
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE31 6TY

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Listing Text


6/25 Hall or Home Farmhouse
5.6.53. (formerly listed
as Hall Farmhouse
including barns).


Farmhouse. Mid C18, perhaps by William Kent. Whitewashed brick, smut pantiled
roof. 2 storeys with attics, symmetrical double pile plan. 2 storeys with
attics, with central pedimented 3 storey gable,5 bays. North front has 4 ground
and 5 first floor sashes with glazing bars. All openings under segmental arches
with single keystone. 2 outer bays recessed, central bay brought forward.
Central 6 panel door with 4 glazed panels under segmental arch with 3
keystones. Raised chamfered brick quoins to outer and central bay angles.
Eaves cornice, continued as platband across centre bay with central segmental
arched lunette above. 2 flat roofed dormers. Pedimented gable has moulded
base and verges, mouldings returned along sides. 2 lean-to single storey wings
to east with single sash with glazing bars, to west with 2-light casement.
Double pile gables have 2 end stacks on each and central lead down-pipes with
Walpole crest on hoppers. Rear repeats front facade arrangement. 2 ground
floor tripartite and 4 first floor sashes with glazing bars, pedimented gable
with lunette. Distinctive Palladian plan and forms identify as an example
of mid C18 Houghton estate architecture. Balanced by Village Farmhouse (q.v.)
on the east side of New Houghton House but not barn (q.v.) appears as block
plan in Isaac Ware Plans .. Houghton (1735) 1750 ed.

Listing NGR: TF7873827853

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Source: English Heritage

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