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Description: Kelling Hall
Date Listed: 30 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 224602
OS Grid Reference: TG0908241742
OS Grid Coordinates: 609082, 341742
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9323, 1.1095
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TG 04 SE KELLING -
3/61 Kelling Hall
Country house, dated 1913, by E.B. Maufe for H.W. Deterding, Director of
Royal Dutch Petroleum. Square knapped flints with brick dressings, vertical
stripes of brick at angles, plain tiles. Butterfly plan, 5 bays, double
depth of 2 storeys and attic with 4 lower 2-storeyed angles wings one to
each angle of main range. Entrance front to south-west: Tall treble lozenge
shafts in brick to external stacks at gable ends of either wing and to axial
cross stacks at either side of central 5 bays. 3 central bays project
forward, each with gable; central bay has brick arch of 2 orders with
semi-circular head, wide double leaved door with glazed leaded panels and
semi-circular head, lead faced oriel window above having swag decoration
and HWA/D/MCMXIII, 4 leaded casements, cartouche at base; centre bay flanked
by prominent dated drainheads and downpipes with acorn decoration. Leaded
casements of 2 lights to each floor of 2nd bay and attic floor of central
bay; 2 cross windows, the lower one shorter, to 4th (stair) bay. 5-light
leaded casements to ground floor of bay 5 and to first floor of bays 1 and
5, roof dormers with hipped roof to bays 1 and 5. Doorway with flat canopy
and small flanking lights to bay 1. South and west wings of 3 bays, 2
storeys; centre bay canted through 2 storeys to form high parapet above
eaves level, leaded casements to each face of centre bay ground and first
floor, single fixed lights to first and 2nd bays of first floor. South east
facade: suntrap loggia between gable ends of south and east wing of 2 square
piers of tiles, flint parapet above to flat roof, french windows to loggia
and flat roof, canted roof dormer with hipped roof in angle of wings. Canted
bay to left as on wings of south-west facade. Gable of east wing has 4-light
leaded casement under segmental head to ground floor, 2 leaded casements
to first floor, 2-light windows with brick mullions to attic floor.
North-east facade with terrace facing down valley towards the sea: 7 bays,
2 storeys and attics, plus 2 storey wings to north and east. Bays 3 and
5 have wide canted bays rising to tall parapets, bay 3 forms full height
window glazed with leaded light having ovolo mouldings to brick mullions
and 3 brick transoms, cross window with ovolo moulded brick mullions and
transoms to ground floor of bay 5, first floor double leaded casements to
bays 2 and 6 ground floor, and to bays 2, 4 and 6 and the 3 faces of bay
5; single casements to ground and first floor of bays 1 and 4. Five roof
dormers with hipped roofs. Central double leaved leaded french window with
segmental head; drainheads flanking central bay with tulip decoration.
3-light leaded casement to ground floor of east wing, single lights to north
(service) wing. Tall lead cisterns marked D against east and north wing.
Service wing to north and service range to rear of west wing. Interior:
closed string imperial staircase with turned balusters and carved newels.
Domed ceiling with plaster leaf bands to stairwell. Library to north-east
front rises through two storeys, panelling with festoon carvings, panel over
door with carved tulips, circular pictorial map of Kelling estate with wind
vane to chimney breast, plaster ceiling rose; adjacent panelled dining room
to ground floor only has oval ceiling rose, panels over doors with carved
tulips. Domed ceiling to first floor of east wing, plaster frieze. The
small bricks were especially imported from Holland. Jill Franklin:
Edwardian Butterfly Houses, Architectural Review April 1975.
Listing NGR: TG0908241742
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