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Description: Letheringsett Hall
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224626
OS Grid Reference: TG0606538886
OS Grid Coordinates: 606065, 338886
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9079, 1.0629
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TG 03 NE LETHERINGSETT WITH LETHERINGSETT
6/85 Letheringsett Hall
Country house, c.1809 and 1832. Gault brick, green slate roof, wide eaves.
Irregular plan. South range of 4 bays and 2 storeys with additions to either
side and rear. Principal facade to south: full height colonade of 5 fluted
and rendered Greek Doric columns, the flutes being shallower near the bases,
supporting wide Doric emtablature with part returns to left and right; roof
of tarred slate rising from the south cornice; end internal stacks; behind
the colonade square pilasters and clasping pilasters, 4 French windows to
ground floor, 4 sashes with glazing bars to first floor. To left 2 storeyed
extension in knapped flint with single storeyed forward addition glazed to
east, both with pilasters - those to first floor of cast iron. To right
large single room addition c.1809, 3 bays, gault brick, hipped slate roof.
South facade with 3 full height windows to ground having large panes and
glazing bars between 4 narrow fluted pilasters, wide plain entablature above;
east return with 2 pairs of brick pilasters, inserted tripartite casement
window. Entrance to east at angle of rear extension of 1832 and single room
addition to south facade, portico of 4 plain Doric columns supporting flat
roof and entablature, double leaved part glazed door with panelled reveals;
semi-circular headed stair light above to rear wing. Rear wing of 3 bays
and 2 storeys, sashes with glazing bars, then 4th bay of 3 storeys having
recessed semi-circular headed panel through ground and first floor, semi-
circular headed sash with glazing bars; 5th bay an addition of 1936 in gault
brick, windows with stone surrounds, 2 to ground floor, sash to first floor;
set back single bay extension with cast iron gothic glazing bars to first
floor window. Irregular west facade to churchyard: ground floor in pebble
flint with gault brick dressings, cast iron glazing bars to semi-circular
fanlight, cast iron glazing bars to windows in 2 storey addition to right.
Interior: steep cantilevered open string curved staircase with decorative
carved tread ends, some turned balusters, 4 fluted Ionic columns to semi-
circular landing; frieze below landing balustrade; frieze of classical leaf;
ceiling recesses with egg and dart mouldings; central rose with curved
acanthus leaves; heraldic glass of Hardy family in semi-circular headed stair
window. Single room addition to south-east: wide coffered coving to ceiling,
egg and dart frieze above, wide anthemion frieze below; fluted Ionic
pilasters. White marble fireplaces with flanking lion monopeds in wood
copied from Hopes Household Furniture and Interior Decoration 1807. David
Watkin: Letheringsett Hall, Norfolk Country Life 5th January 1967.
Listing NGR: TG0606538886
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