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Raveningham Hall, Raveningham

Description: Raveningham Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 227128

OS Grid Reference: TM3991096467
OS Grid Coordinates: 639910, 296467
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5132, 1.5343

Location: Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NS

Locality: Raveningham
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 6NS

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Listing Text

TM 39 NE
6/126 Raveningham Hall

Country house. Late C18: built for Sir Edmund Bacon, 8th and 9th Baronet
(d.1820); C19 and early C20 remodelling; early C20 work by Somers Clark,
architect. Red brick with hipped roof of black glazed pantiles. Three
storeys and attics, 7 x 5 bays. Symmetrical south front of seven bays
arranged 2:3:2, the centre three bays slightly advanced under a pediment.
Sashes with glazing bars; smaller, square openings to second floor. Central
three-bay portico on Tuscan columns; platband at first floor level. Modillion
cornice below eaves parapet. Four pedimented attic dormers. Circular window
with keyed surround in pediment. Lower one-bay two storey side wings with
four-bay screen walls forming links to side wings, now demolished. North
front arranged 2:3:2 as south, with two-storey canted bay windows flanking
the centre three-bay pediment. Ground floor brought forward in early C20
to form central porch with projecting pedimented stone door surround, panelled
reveal and moulded architrave to doorway, the pediment rising above parapet
level. Sashes with glazing bars flanking doorway; the outer bays, forming
a base to the canted bays, are three windows wide, the centre sash taller
and with a semi-circular arched head with keystone. Four main chimney stacks,
symmetrically-placed. Some blind second floor window openings to east and
west. Interior contains good C18 cantilever staircase with groin-vaulted
ceiling and centrepiece with honeysuckle decoration. Interiors much
remodelled; C20 plasterwork in C18 style.

Listing NGR: TM3991096467

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Source: English Heritage

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