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Welle Manor Hall, Upwell

Description: Welle Manor Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 August 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 221825

OS Grid Reference: TF5060502717
OS Grid Coordinates: 550605, 302717
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6014, 0.2224

Location: 3 New Road, Upwell PE14 9AB

Locality: Upwell
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE14 9AB

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Listing Text

TF 5002
15/40 Welle Manor Hall
(formerly listed as
11.8.51 Rectory)
G.V. II*
Manor House. Mid C14 origin, altered c.1480, C17 and C20. Brick with slate
or plain tile roofs. North front of 3 storeys. Full height late C15 porch
to left with stone arched doorway of roll and hollow mouldings. Plank and
muntin door opens into hall. First floor sash window of porch in original
opening below square hood mould on labels. Stepped gable on kneelers with
apical ashlar pinnacle set into and protruding above the brickwork. To right
of porch 2 stepped gable bays separated by large buttress. Bays of uneven
size. Floors defined by arcade of brick trefoils, that between ground and
first floors interrupted by the buttress. 3 timber cross casements to ground
floor with leaded lights, 2 similar to first floor and one in each gable head.
Facade closed to right by polygonal staircase tower entered through arched
door. To left of porch a large brick C19 extension of 2 bays and dormer attic
: large enternal chimney breast, one sash window each floor and gabled roof.
Ridge stack and dormer window right of centre. West return with external
stack rising from narrow brick bay. To left one 2-light round arched casement
at first floor. C20 casement to ground. South front of 2 gabled bays with
C15 polygonal full height stair-turret to right. This with C19 hipped roof.
Abutting tower to left is additional 2 storey square tower probably of C14
date, also with C19 pyramid roof. Polygonal stair tower with 3 windows in
south facet : to ground floor 2 round-headed lights in square opening; first
floor has tall round-headed window with sash below a casement; top floor with
2 round-headed lights beneath square hood on labels. C19 saw toothed eaves
cornice. Square tower ground floor obscured by C20 extension. First floor
round-headed window under hood mould. Stepped buttress supports western gable
to right of which is segmental-headed doorway, first floor sash window and
attic casement. C19 extension to east of 2 storeys and dormer attic.
Fenestration of cross casements. Gabled cross wing to right with canted bay
window through 2 storeys. Gabled roof. Interior. Hall entered from porch
through C15 door decorated with arches and shallow niches. Hall retains 2
arched doorways to screen, now blocked. Each of c.1360 with complex wave
moulded jambs and continuous arches. Rear stair turret with spiral brick
staircase to attic. First floor music room has 2 blocked lancet lights with
leaded glass. Roofs of crown posts with straight braces from tie beams and
to crown purlin. Crown posts of square section, chamfered at corners, of
C15 origin but most of timbers renewed.

Listing NGR: TF5060502717

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Source: English Heritage

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