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Kirby Cane Hall, Kirby Cane

Description: Kirby Cane Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 226859

OS Grid Reference: TM3729294105
OS Grid Coordinates: 637292, 294105
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4932, 1.4941

Location: Loddon Road, Kirby Cane, Norfolk NR35 2HN

Locality: Kirby Cane
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR35 2HN

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Listing Text

TM 39 SE
7/82 Kirby Cane Hall (formerly
25.9.51 listed as The Hall)


Country house. C17 with late C18/early C19 remodelling. Red brick with
pantiled roof, hipped over rear range. Three storeys and two storeys with
attics. The main facade to the south is a refronting by Lord Berners of
c.1800: seven bays, three storeys, symmetrical. Sashes with glazing bars,
gauged skewback arches over openings. Central doorway with panelled reveal,
2-leaf doorand rectangular fanlight with web-pattern glazing bars. Portico
with Doric pilasters and two massive Tuscan columns, re-used. Moulded brick
string course at first and second floor levels. Wooden modillion eaves
cornice. East and west walls show steeper gable line of original house:
4-light mullion and transom windows with segmental pediments at second
floor level, lower window openings blocked. Ground floor doorways in east
wall with glazed panelled doors and 6-light fanlights, formerly entrance
to conservatory (now demolished). To the west, a one-bay single storey
wing with sash window and eaves parapet on moulded string course; corner
pilasters with moulded finial on south-west corner. Hipped 2 1/2 storey rear
range with sashes with glazing bars, some in segmental-headed openings;
two 4-light brick mullion and transom windows on east side. Chimney stacks
symmetrically placed on rear of south range. Interior: rear hall of
two-storey height containing fine oak staircase dated 1642 with heavy turned
newels and balusters on closed string with round billet moulding.
Staircase hall has oak panelling to first floor level and ceiling with heavy
roll-moulded beams. 5-light mullion and transom stair window with C19 stained
glass panels. Good C18 fireplaces in two principal ground floor rooms;
drawing room panelled 1936 with cedar from a tree felled in the park.

Listing NGR: TM3729294105

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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