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Porch House, Poringland

Description: Porch House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 227180

OS Grid Reference: TG2717101744
OS Grid Coordinates: 627171, 301744
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5661, 1.3505

Location: 3 Rectory Lane, Poringland, Norfolk NR14 7NA

Locality: Poringland
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 7NA

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Listing Text

TG 20 SE
(north side)
5/42 Porch House (formerly
26/11/59 listed as Porch
House, once a farmhouse. Late C16. Flint, brick and ashlar with ashlar
dressings. Pantiled roof. Through passage plan. 2 storeys in 4 bays with
plinth course. Full height gabled porch set left of centre with attic storey.
Rectangular entrance with moulded stone surround and with consoles. Quadrant
moulded inner doorway. Above entrance is a square niche. 3-light C20
mullioned windows to first and attic storeys. Gabled roof. Window surrounds
to porch and all other windows are ashlar. Fenestration of mullioned or cross
casements of C20. Door to left of facade into kitchen in original surround.
Gabled roof. Twin octagonal flues to gable end stacks, that to north-west
rebuilt. Gable heads on kneelers. Stairway outshuts to both gables under
narrow sloping pantiled roofs. West gable with a 2-light chamfered C16 stone
mullioned window to first floor and a similar hollow chamfered attic window.
This attic window repeated in east gable; the first floor window replaced C20.
Both staircase outshuts with one C20 window each. Rear has modest C19 and
C20 extensions, the former part with flint, the latter wholly of brick.
Pantiled roofs. Doorway and a 4-light C20 cross casement to left of extensions.
2 timber hollow chamfered mullioned windows to first floor, one of 4 lights,
the other of 8. Interior. Porch opens into cross passage with studwork
partitions. Kitchen with wide fireplace and bressumers and stone surround.
Bridging beams are chamfered and tongue stopped. Similar fireplace in lounge
but with replaced bressumer. Winders by both stacks at each end of house,
both with octagonal newels. Floorboards are original as are most doors.
Staircase at high end blocked at attic level. Roof of tie beams, diminished
principals, clasped purlins, collars and curved windbracing. Many timbers

Listing NGR: TG2717101744

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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