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Mangreen Hall, Swardeston

Description: Mangreen Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 226997

OS Grid Reference: TG2155703044
OS Grid Coordinates: 621557, 303044
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5800, 1.2687

Location: Mangreen, Swardeston, Norfolk NR14 8DD

Locality: Swardeston
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 8DD

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Listing Text


6/113 Mangreen Hall

House, facade of c.1700 with additions on earlier core, additions c.1910.
Brick in Flemish bond with coloured headers, plain tiles. Double depth;
range to right with gable to north probably C17, attached range to left
with gable to north and single bay set back c.1700; various additions to
rear c.1910; 2 storeys and attic. Principal facade to north: 5 bays, 2
shaped gables across full width with decorative tie irons; platband to first
floor and attics; first floor offset c.l5cm; flush sashes with thick glazing
bars and flat arches, 4 to ground floor, 5 to first floor, 1 to each gable
with renewed flat arches. Central C18 classical doorway with 2 fluted Tuscan
pilasters, segmental pediment, frieze with triglyphs and guttae. Door with
10 raised and fielded panels. Left return to east: dentil cornice; external
stack with 2 openings to left as to north facade, semi-circular headed fixed
light with glazing bars to first floor right; two Cl9 cast iron drainheads
with shield and C for Churchman. Single bay with 2 storeys and attic set
back to left, shaped gables north and south, platbands and openings as to
north facade; return of bay with rebuilt brick facade, recessed arches with
glazing bars. Right return to west: 4 bays, 2 storeys; 2 external stacks
each with 2 shafts, stack to right partially rebuilt. First floor offset,
platband and openings as to north facade; brick dentil cornice: 3 C19
drainheads as to left return. Lower 2 storeyed 2 bay addition to match
to right, c.1910; platband and brick dentil cornice; first bay with double
flush sashes with thick glazing bars to match, flat arches; second bay with
2-storeyed semi-circular forward bay with parapet, ground floor with double
leaved French window with glazing bars, 2 sashes with thick glazing bars,
3 similar sashes to first floor. Rear of double depth ranges with 2 shaped
gables c.1700. Rear of addition of c.1910 with similar gables to left and
to right return; openings as to west facade with keyed oculus with glazing
bars to gable attic. Late C20 glazed extension to ground floor. Various
additions to south and east of C17-late C20, including 2 storeyed cell with
late C17 brick renewed having cross window with original latches to first
floor west. Interior: open well openstring staircase c.1.5m wide to rear
of west range, twisted balusters with acanthus leaves to vase base, brackets
carved with floral designs; panelled dado with short section of fluted
frieze; recess at first turn with acanthus leaf frieze to pilasters and
basket arch; semi-circular headed keyed doorway, panelled door and panelling
below stair string. Oval dome above stairwell with oak leaf garland moulding
to dome and enclosing rectangle; egg and dart moulding to cornice of stair.
East range with 3 tiered roof formerly hipped to north, some timber framing
to west wall; west range roof later. Ground and first floor with internal
doors of 6 raised and fielded panels; window glazing bars to interior with
ovolo mouldings; fireplace to north of west range with reeded pilasters
with acanthus leaf necking; Dutch tiles. Cellar below south end of west
range. Single bay set back to east: quarter moulded bridging beam to ground
and first floors with lambs tongue stops; semi- circular headed keyed doorway
to south of ground floor.

Listing NGR: TG2155703044

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Source: English Heritage

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