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Hethersett Old Hall, Hethersett

Description: Hethersett Old Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 226931

OS Grid Reference: TG1515204115
OS Grid Coordinates: 615152, 304115
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5922, 1.1750

Location: B1172, Hethersett, Norfolk NR9 3DD

Locality: Hethersett
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR9 3DD

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Listing Text

(south-east side)
5/46 Hethersett Old Hall
26.11.59 (formerly listed as
The Old Hall)

House, now school, 1774, red brick, plain tiled roof. Core of double depth,
5 bays, 2 storeys; early C20 addition to rear of right return, many additions
to left and rear. Principal facade north-west to road in Flemish bond,
hipped roof, full height canted bays in different brick from bays 1 and
5 with polygonal tiled roofs. Canted bays and central facade with parapet
having painted wood dentil cornice; recessed sashes with glazing bars, those
to ground floor with gauged brick flat arches. Central doorway with
semi-circular flat roofed portico having 4 Ionic columns with egg and dart
moulding to echini; canopy with modillions; lugged doorcase, panelled
reveals; door with 2 raised and fielded panels. Additions to left and
forward left, and single storeyed addition to right of no special interest.
Return to right first floor with 2 flush sashes with glazing bars. Rear:
varied facade with several additions; bay 1 - with some darker and glazed
bricks, flush sash with cambered arch to ground floor, first floor with
leaded oriel window, large gabled dormer to attic with 3-light casement
with pintle hinges. Bays 2-5 with varied fenestration and additions
including bay window to bay 3 and stair turret to bay 5; 3 leaded roof
dormers. Wing of c.1910 to south-west return extending to rear: ground
floor of brick, first floor rendered with attached wooden studs. Ground
floor to southwest with 3 large flush sashes with glazing bars, first floor
with 2 oriel windows on carved wooden brackets supported by polygonal wall
posts. Facade to rear with canted bay having French windows to ground floor.
Service range at rear to north-east, c.1910, having C18 style classical
doorcase with canopy incorporating earlier roughly carved bracket and mask
keystone. Interior: main core with central hall to bays 2-4, screen to left
of doorway of 2 Corinthian columns in antis, black and white marble chequered
floor, lugged doorcases with panelled reveals, doors with 2 raised panels.
Open-well open-string staircase to left with stick balusters; ramped and
wreathed mahogany handrail with thumb groove, ebony and ivory inset over
newel. To rear right of ground and first floor a wide segmental arch, that
to ground floor containing doors to passage and cellar with L hinges. Ground
floor room to rear right with raised panels to wainscot. To left of
principal block, an C18 doorcase, now internal, with carved brackets, doorway
opposing similar doorway now in service wing of c.1910.

Listing NGR: TG1515204115

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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