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Rainthorpe Hall Including Garden Wall with Gate and Gate Piers, Flordon

Description: Rainthorpe Hall Including Garden Wall with Gate and Gate Piers

Grade: I
Date Listed: 2 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 226597

OS Grid Reference: TM2026697144
OS Grid Coordinates: 620266, 297144
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5276, 1.2458

Location: Flordon, Norfolk NR15 1RQ

Locality: Flordon
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR15 1RQ

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Listing Text


6/20 Rainthorpe Hall
2/10/51 Including garden wall
with gate and gate
- I

Mansion. Begun 1503 (according to. O.S. map and White's Directory 1883,
yet original source unknown). Refurbished by Thomas Baxter in 1579 - 1611
(heraldry). Extended and restored by Frederick Walpole (1852-1876).
Diaper patterned brick with ashlar dressings and an apparent timber-framed
upper floor. Plaintiled roofs. Roughly E plan with off-centre 3-storey
porch (top-storey C19) and polygonal stair turret directly opposite to rear.
Projecting 2-storey bay beside porch and another 2-storey bay dated 1695
opposite to rear. C19 wing to north side of rear. 2 storeys with attics.
Porch with polygonal angle buttresses on stone bases and capped with cupolas,
2 moulded stone stringcourses and a Perpendicular entrance with a 4-centred
arch in stuccoed brick, traceried spandrels and polygonal label stops.
Fenestration mainly C19 with ovolo-moulded stone mullion and transom windows
with some original ashlar reveals and mullion and mullion-and-transom wooden
window frames. Several gabled dormers. 2 axial stacks in main wing, gable-
end stacks to side wings and one lateral stack to porch - all with decorative
shafts. Interior. Perpendicular 'oriel' archway in hall very similar to
porch entrance. C16 or C17 vice in polygonal stair turret. Very fine late
C16 plaster ceiling at first floor with geometric ribbed patterns and bosses.
Clasped purlin roof to main wing and butt-purlin roofs to later side wings.
Large areas of panelling in C16 style incorporating some genuine fragments.
C19 chimney-pieces and doors incorporating much carved Renaissance woodwork
of varying quality and provenances. Windows filled with some very high
quality stained glass ranging in dates from C13 to C19. Brick garden wall
adjoins south east corner of house and incorporates a single leaf wrought
iron gate. Probably C17. Elaborate double scrolled overthrow with waterleaf
and acanthus incorporating a central panel with scrolled interlace. Decor-
ative side panels, scrolled middle rail and arrowhead dograil.

Listing NGR: TM2026697144

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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