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Middleton Hall, Middleton

Description: Middleton Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 September 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 221988

OS Grid Reference: TF6607716096
OS Grid Coordinates: 566077, 316096
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7170, 0.4573

Location: A47, Middleton, Norfolk PE32 1RH

Locality: Middleton
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE32 1RH

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Listing Text

TF 61 NE
(north side)
5/56 Middleton Hall

House, c.1800. Limestone ashlar faced, hipped slate roof. 6 bays, 3 storeys
and attic; range to front with ranges to rear left and right infilled by
stairwell having rectangular glazed lantern above not visible from outside.
Principal facade to south: large axial stack to bay 5, small axial stack
between bays 2 and 3; small roof dormer to bay 1; raised stone platform to
facade and returns. Bays 1, 2 and 6 of ground floor with recessed sashes
to ground now of 4 panes, blank openings to bays 3 and 5 obscurred; portico
to bay 4 of 2 Tuscan columns with square capitals and entablature, wide
part-glazed door with flanking lights; first floor with recessed sashes with
glazing bars, 4 x 4 panes, those to bays 1, 3 and 5 dummy with blank walls
behind glazing; window to bay 2 replaced by top hinged casement with
pseudo-glazing bars in plastic; second floor with 6 recessed sashes with
glazing bars 5 panes wide x 3. East facade to right: bowed return of front
range, 3 storeys; 4 bay 2 storeyed range of equal height to right. Bowed
return with wide overhanging eaves, part-conical slate roof; ground floor
with opening to left as to south facade, double leaved door to right; first
floor, with sash to left as to south facade, blank opening to right with painted
glazing bars. Wing to right: ground floor with 2 tall flat roofed canted
bay windows having full height sashes with glazing bars; first floor with
4 openings, bays 1, 3 and 4 as to bay 2 of south facade, sash with glazing
bars to bay 2. Long low single storeyed rendered extension to right having
large central chimney stack cut down. West facade: bowed return to front
range to right; 3 bay range to left; bowed return with eaves and roof as to
east return; 2 storeys, 1 central ground floor window as to south facade,
first floor with 3 openings those to centre and right sashes with glazing
bars, that to left blank with painted glazing bars. 3 bay range to left of
3 storeys and attic, bays 2 and 3 of ground floor with flat roofed forward
extension rendered, two large double leaved glazed doors with flanking and
superlights; doorway to bay 1; first floor with 3 renewed openings as to bay
2 of South facade; second floor with 3 sashes with glazing bars of 4 x 3 panes;
attic dormers; rectangular water tank to roof c.1900 with rendered walls and
copper cupola with windvane. Lower 2 storeyed 2-bay brick service extension
to left set back, hipped slate roof to main house. Rear facade to north of
shell carstone, attached lower ranges. Interior: entrance vestibule with
C20 oak panelling; room to west with 2 fluted Corinthain columns to east,
black marble fireplace with brass masks of god wreathed with ivy and goddess
wreathed with vines; room to east with fluted columns to either side of bow,
deeply moulded doorway with patera. Stair well to centre with rectangular
central skylight having geometric glazing bars, plaster rondels of deities
to walls below; open string openwell staircase with carved brackets to stairs,
wreathed and ramped handrail, turned balusters with twisted stems, mainly
of wood but some to match of cast iron, cast iron newels of slender fluted
Corinthian columns. Ballroom to east: double leaved doors with shaped panels,
original brass hinges and fretwork finger plates, plaster festoons over
doorways; plasterwork to ceiling and rose; yellow marble fire place with
surround having tiles with raised and gilded foliage sprays and painted rustic

Listing NGR: TF6607716096

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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