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Cringleford Hall, Cringleford

Description: Cringleford Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 226893

OS Grid Reference: TG1973605135
OS Grid Coordinates: 619736, 305135
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5995, 1.2432

Location: Intwood Road, Cringleford, Norfolk NR4 6TH

Locality: Cringleford
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR4 6TH

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Listing Text


2/8 Cringleford Hall


House, adjacent to moated site, C16 with additions of C18 and C19; brick;
C16 build brick rendered, possibly over timber frame. Black glazed pantiles.
Irregular plan, C16 core of 3 bays with addition of lbay c1600 to east;
attached 3 bay cross wing to west probably of late.C17 encased c1850, all
of 2 storeys; tall single storeyed range of late C18 in angle to south.
Facade to north: C16 range to centre, rendered and colourwashed; brick crow
stepped gable to left with external stack shared by attached single bay;
jettied first floor; centre bay with gable and attached 2 storeyed flat roofed
canted bay of C18; ground floor with cross window having leaded lights and
pintle hinges to bay 1, similar opening but without leaded lights to centre
bay, C19 door to bay 3. First floor with 3-light casement to bay 1, fixed
window to canted bay having glazing bars forming a semi-circular head and
splaying to top angles, stair window to bay 3 of fixed light with glazing
bars and semi-circular head. Interior: very steep roof, staggered purlins,
no ridge piece; central doorway originally exterior but now within canted
bay, late C16, heavy ΒΌ moulded frame with nicked jewel stops; C18 openwell
stair, closed string with turned balusters, oak handrail, coved ceiling
to stairwell. Lower 2 storeyed single bay to left, c1600, with integral
lean-to to left (the remains of former wing) rendered and colourwashed;
rectangular opening to lean-to with C17 ovolo moulded wood mullions, garage
door to ground floor with 3-light casement above. Interior: chimney bay
to right with large stack; ground floor with 30cm floor tiles, lead water
pump dated F B (Frances Bates) 1794, 3 tie beams with lamb's tongue chamfer
stops; first floor with 4-centred arch to brick fireplace in chamfered brick,
L-shaped hinges, doorway between chimney bay and C16 core with heavy moulded
frame. West range: west front and right return encased in gault brick c1850,
hipped roof of black glazed pantiles, 3 bays 2 storeys; central doorway with
semicircular portico having 2 Tuscan columns and square pilasters, flat canopy
with C20 wrought iron balustrade; wide door with upper part glazed, glazing
bars; recessed tripartite sashes to ground floor with gauged brick segmental
arches; first floor with recessed sashes and glazing bars as to first floor
of central canted bay of C16 range to north; right return with openings as
to west facade. North return flush with C16 core, rendered and colourwashed,
hipped roof; 2 storeyed flat roofed canted bay with C18 sashes with glazing
bars and crown glass to ground floor, 2 blank openings and central sash
with glazing bars to first floor. Interior: C19 panelled doors; cellars
of late C17 brick, 3 tier butt purlin roof of old oak timbers having some
principals in pine, narrow rafters in pine at angles of hips; roof probably
refashioned and hipped c1850. Late C18 tall music room within angle of west
range and C16 core, red brick with bowed facade to south slightly forward,
black glazed pantiles conical to facade; brick dentil cornice; 3 tall
semi-circular headed sashes with glazing bars to ground. Interior: coved
ceiling, 2 semi-circular headed doorways to west range; central classical
fireplace to east in marble having reeded entablature. 2 tall semi-circular
headed recesses each side of central classical fireplace in marble with reeded
entablature; tall narrow mirrors between windows with upper panels opaque
with gilded lion's heads; C18 window pelmets with gilded oak leaf decoration.
Rear of C16 range: in red brick with central flush tripartite sash with
glazing bars to first floor; gabled attic dormer. Single bay to left
rendered and colourwashed, 3-light casement having pintle hinge to ground
floor, flush sash with glazing bars to first floor. Various C20 additions
of no special interest. The house was known as Hellesdon House in the C16;
from 1845-1959 it was the parsonage for Intwood and Keswick.

Listing NGR: TG1973605135

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Source: English Heritage

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