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Old Hall Farmhouse, Forncett

Description: Old Hall Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 June 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 225383

OS Grid Reference: TM1664494238
OS Grid Coordinates: 616644, 294238
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5030, 1.1906

Location: Low Road, Forncett, Norfolk NR16 1JJ

Locality: Forncett
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR16 1JJ

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Listing Text

Forncett St Mary
Old Hall Farmhouse
TM 19 SE 8/8B


Late C16 plastered timber-frame house to east with early C17 painted brick
wing on south-west forming L-shaped plan. Steep black glazed pantile roof
with gabled ends, south gable with parapet and internal brick stack with
lozenge-shaped flues. East gable with external brick chimney stack. Two
storeys and attic (attic window in gable end). Garden front with large 3-light
sashes, some with glazing bars, and good late C18 doorcase with fluted pilasters,
fluted frieze and dentilled cornice, traceried rectangular fanlight and panelled
One storey-and-attic outbuilding on east end, plastered timber-frame, pantile
roof, probably C17/18.
Interior: south-west wing has 2 early C17 moulded plaster ceilings, the
first floor ceiling has frieze with vine motif. Also in south-west wing
a good C17 staircase with turned balusters and massive turned newels.
The west side facing road was faced in brick in late C19, and there is a
modern brick extension on north side.

Listing NGR: TM1664494238

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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