Description: Hall Farmhouse
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
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TF 72 NE HOUGHTON NEW HOUGHTON
6/25 Hall or Home Farmhouse
5.6.53. (formerly listed
as Hall Farmhouse
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
Source: English Heritage
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