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Gillingham Hall, Gillingham

Description: Gillingham Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 226835

OS Grid Reference: TM4131492276
OS Grid Coordinates: 641314, 292276
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4750, 1.5519

Location: Gillingham, Norfolk NR34 0ED

Locality: Gillingham
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR34 0ED

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Listing Text

TM 49 SW
8/58 Gillingham Hall


Country house, c.1600 with early C18 and early C19 additions. Red brick,
formerly limewashed; roofs slated and plain tiled. 2 storeys and attics.
Symmetrical facade to west of eleven bays arranged 1:1:3:1:3:1:1. Sashes
with glazing bars and architraves. Gauged skewback arches over openings.
Bays 2, 6 and 10 break forward as three storey gabled projections; gables
have coped parapets with moulded kneelers and moulded brick base and apex
finials. Moulded brick eaves course. Large chimney stack on ridge line
behind southern-most projection: square base with four octagonal shafts with
moulded caps and bases. Square stack on ridge line off centre to north,
internal stack on north gable. Two pedimented dormers, symmetrically-placed
in bays 4 and 8. Later two-storey gabled bathroom wing on north end. C19
two storey canted bay added to south gable, tall sashes with glazing bars
and rubbed arches. Two first floor sashes have leaded glazing for chapel
room. Nesting recesses in brickwork of south gable. Early C19 two storey
block at south-east corner with tall ground floor sashes with glazing bars;
shallow pitched slate roof. Square staircase bay in north-east angle with
two tall segmental headed sashes with glazing bars; hipped slate roof behind
eaves parapet. Off centre tower against east wall, square three-storey base
becoming octagonal for three upper storeys; 2-light windows with ovolo moulded
mullions and surrounds, leaded glazing. Blind north-east and south-east
openings in top storey. Lead covered domed roof with louvred bell turret
and ogee dome above. Two attic dormers, one rebuilt C20 with pitched roof.
At the north-east corner a C18 two-storey service range with a hipped roof
of black glazed pantiles; to the south, two ground floor tripartite windows
with glazing bars in semicircular-headed openings. Three first floor sashes
with glazing bars. Brick dentil eaves. East wall colourwashed, irregular
fenestration of sashes with glazing bars and casements with leaded glazing.
Interior contains a fine staircase of c.1700 with carved tread ends, three
turned balusters per tread and raised and fielded dado panelling to walls.

Listing NGR: TM4131492276

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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