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Porch House, Brooke

Description: Porch House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 227361

OS Grid Reference: TM2917999275
OS Grid Coordinates: 629179, 299275
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5431, 1.3784

Location: The Street, Brooke, Norfolk NR15 1JT

Locality: Brooke
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR15 1JT

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Listing Text


7/20 Porch House (No 32)

- II*

House. C17. Brick in English bond, previously colour-washed and with some
render, some flint. Pantile roof, the thatch removed in restoration of
1970's. 3-cell plan with further range to rear, at right angles. North
facade of 4 bays, 2 storeys. Brick plinth. Casements. Off-centre 2 storey
gabled porch with corner pilasters, rusticated to upper floor. Door frame
with ovolo moulding, C19 studded door; inserted fanlight with segmental
arch over; moulded brick platband with 2 moulded pediments over. C19 9-light
casement to first floor in larger part-blocked opening with moulded brick
drops; moulded platband with 2 segmental pediments over; roundel in gable.
The left hand bay of the facade has no windows to ground or first floors.
some flint below windows. 4 x 3 light casement to ground floor left of
porch, 3 x 3 light casement to right both in larger part-blocked openings
with moulded brick drops; moulded platband with paired triangular pediments
over each window. Corner pilasters with remains of render imitating ashlar.
2 first floor casements again in larger openings with brick drops. Parapet
gables; large off-centre axial stack. C20 sun-room to right hand (west)
gable; moulded platband between ground and first floors; casement to first
floor with moulded brick drops; platband with 2 triangular pediments,over
window; attic window again with drops and triangular pediment over. Moulded
brick platband continues on rear wall for one bay with sash at ground and
first floor levels. Stair bay, probably C19, now with flat roof across
rest of this elevation. East gable wall has 2 3-light leaded casements
to ground floor; brick drops; moulded platband with triangular pediment
over each window. 3-light leaded casement to first floor possibly with
original frame having ovolo moulding; drops; platband; 2 triangular pediments
over. C20 casement to attic in larger part-blocked opening with drops,
platband and segmental pediment. Corner pilasters with remains. of render
imitating ashlar. Running south, at a skew from east gable is a contemporary
range of 3 bays, 2 storeys. C20 window to right and blocked doorway to
first bay, then a 6-light leaded casement with drops; third bay blank.
Moulded platband with triangular pediment over casement and blocked door.
Upper floor with casement with drops; gable-end stack now incorporated in
a range which continues south, a single storey bay with eaves raised c1970.
The rear of the C17 range is rebuilt in C18 Flemish bond brick with black
headers. Interior. Archway knocked through main stack giving access to
stair outshut. Ovolo-moulded beams to ground and first floor beams, with
elaborately decorated stops in the northern range. On ground floor, the
2 bays to left of stack now made into one room; mortices in underside of
beam. C18 roof with staggered purlins.

Listing NGR: TM2917999275

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Source: English Heritage

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