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Description: The Old Hall
Date Listed: 2 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 226482
OS Grid Reference: TG0787808050
OS Grid Coordinates: 607878, 308050
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6304, 1.0703
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TG 00 NE BARNHAM BROOM HONINGHAM ROAD
3/9 The Old Hall
Former manor house. C16 and C17 with some late C18 refurbishment. Diaper
patterned brickwork with a pantiled roof. Long rectangle in plan with an
off-centre 3-storey porch and stair outshut directly opposite to rear.
2-storeys with attic. C16 porch with polygonal angle turrets topped with
obelisk finials. 4-centred moulded archway with a rectangular hood-moulded
window above with a 3-light C18 mullioned and transomed frame. 2-light
arched mullioned window at second floor. Crow-stepped gable and canted
stair-turret to side. C16 front door with linenfold panelling and carved
spandrels to frame,, To south of porch a blocked ogee- and roll-moulded
4-light wooden mullioned window partially obscured by porch; a large early
C16 - opening with a 4-centred arch and hood-mould; 4 late C18 mullioned and
transomed windows the 2 to south with arched heads in 'gothick' style; in
centre 2 C20 mullioned windows in position of former canted bay. To north
of porch 3 early C17 openings with painted moulded brick pediments on pul-
vinated friezes with 2 flat-topped 3-light dormers and crow-stepped gables
to front only. Gable-end stacks with polygonal chimneys; 2 axial stacks;
to south rectangular with a cusped blind arcade to base, to north circular.
Several early C17 ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed windows to rear
and north gable-end. 3 3-light flat-topped dormers. Fine C16 tight ribbon-
moulded beams in hall. Dining room fireplace with a 4-centred arched wooden
lintel with remains of similar ribbon moulding in spandrels. Late C18 barrel
vaulted passageways, 'gothick' panelled doors and ribbed geometric plaster
ceilings. Early C17 winding stair with oak treads and risers around a closed
timber-framed well. 2 door frames with 4-centred heads and carved spandrels.
Several early C17 panelled doors. Very fine plaster ceiling and frieze
dated 1614 in centre of north frieze; large central pendant with a complex
ribbed geometric framework radiating from it; panels filled with bosses
and varied vegetal and geometric motifs; busy inhabited-scroll frieze.
Remains of strapwork frieze in adjoining room. C17 arched fireplace in
attic with a strapwork design above. C17 butt-purlin and collar roof to
north with remains of an earlier clasped purlin with reduced principals
type to south. M.Girouard, "Barnham Broom Hall, Norfolk", Country Life,
CXLI, 1967, pp 402-5.
Listing NGR: TG0814407998
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Source: English Heritage
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