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Wolterton Hall, Wickmere

Description: Wolterton Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 224529

OS Grid Reference: TG1632231836
OS Grid Coordinates: 616322, 331836
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8406, 1.2105

Location: Wickmere, Norfolk NR11 7LY

Locality: Wickmere
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR11 7LY

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Listing Text

In the entry for the following:


5/82 Wolterton Hall


The 18th sentence of the description shall be deleted and
replaced by the following: " To left a 4 bay, 2 storey range of
1827-32 terminating in a one bay, 3 storey pavilion, designed by
Philip Hardwick".

The following building shall be upgraded to Grade I:-


5/82 Wolterton Hall




5/82 Wolterton Hall



Country house. Circa 1726-1740 by Thomas Ripley for Horatio Walpole. Circa
1827-32 G.S. Repton for the third Earl of Orford. Brick and stone with slate
roofs. Rectangular on plan with later additions. North entrance front of 3
stores, 7 bays. Centre 3 bays break forward under stone pediment with coat of
arms in the tympanum. Sash windows with glazing bars. Ground floor has banded
stone rustication; keystones to flat arches. Central door flanked by pilasters;
stone platband. Main entrance formerly to first floor but stairs removed in
early C19. Original entrance door, now a window, with attached Tuscan column
to left and right, plain stone cornice and pediment. Shouldered and eared
architraves and plain cornices to sashes. Sill band. Second floor sashes of
6 lights having shouldered and eared architraves. Plain stone cornice. 2 stone
stacks. To left a 4 bay, 2 storey range terminating in a one bay, 3 storey
pavilion, all added 1827-32. Sash windows with glazing bars. Stone ground
floor; keystones to window openings; stone platband. First floor windows have
shouldered and eared architraves. Pavilion window has balustraded balcony and
surround with segmental pediment over. Stone sill band. Pavilion has stone
platband. Second floor 6 light sash has eared and shouldered architrave,
keystone. Plain cornice: stone pediment. East front of 3 bays, 3 storeys,
partly obscured by later wing. C20, open-fronted lean-to across face. Brick
banded rustication to ground floor. Stone platband. Eared and shouldered
architraves to first floor window with keystone; stone sill band. Second floor
eared and shouldered architraves to 6-light sashes. Plain cornice. Balustraded
parapet continues from south east corner about half the width of house probably
added c1830. 2 stone stacks. South, garden front as north front with arcade
with banded rustication and balustrade added c1830. Flight of stone steps with
stone balusters to either side. First floor sashes altered to reach down to
level of terrace above the arcade. Brick pediment with coat of arms over
projecting centre 3 bays. Balustraded parapet. 2 stone stacks. West front as
east but glazed central door to ground floor and side windows all having stone
reveals. Above this a Venetian window with Ionic attached columns. Balustraded
parapet. 2 stone stacks. Interior. Central domed stairwell the full height
of house. Stone cantilevered staircase with console supports; wrought iron
balustrade with lyre pattern; ramped handrail in banded mahogany. Marble hall
formerly entrance hall has chimney piece flanked by consoles, overmantle with
broken pediment; carved overdoors. Former front doorway has pediment on
brackets. Ribbed ceiling. Other state rooms all with carved oversoors, dentil
cornices. Some chimney pieces by Richard Fisher of Ripon c1735. Doors of
American walnut given by Queen Caroline to the first Lord Walpole.
Country Life. July 18 and July 25, 1957.
Burke's and Savills: Guide to Country Houses: Volume III East Anglia. 1971.

Listing NGR: TG1632231836

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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