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Description: Old Hall Farm House
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 227807
OS Grid Reference: TG0340824869
OS Grid Coordinates: 603408, 324869
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7831, 1.0147
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TG 0324 FOULSHAM REEPHAM ROAD
19.1.52 Old Hall Farm House
C16 farm house, a fragment of former hall, with later alterations and additions.
Two storeys and attics, with east-west crosswing with 2-storeys, cellar and attics,
all of red brick, with diapering and red and black pantiles. The west elevation
has sash windows with glazing bars and segmental brick arches across openings with
flat arches of gauged bricks. The western crosswing stone parapet gable has moulded
kneelers and finials and 2 decorated brick chimneystacks. South elevation of cross-
wing has 2 blocked cellar windows, C20 French casements and at first floor, 2 sash
windows with glazing bars flanking a dummy sash window. East elevation has crosswing
gable with stacks with 2 terracotta chimney shafts. Either side of the chimney there
are 2 blocked windows with double reveals. Staircase tower with 2 blocked windows
with hood moulds and inside hollow chamfer mullions. To main wing, triple decorated
brick shafts on external stack. Northern wing now single storey and containing C17
brickwork. Cellar with 3 niches with 4 centred arches, and blocked eastern door
opening. Hall ceiling in panels divided by beams with 2 large roll mouldings each.
Parlour with C18 panelling and moulded cornice. Earlier spine beam with large hollow
chamfers integrated into cornice. Hardwood newel stair, C16 and C17 oak panelling
and C18 pine panelling in chamber over hall. Attic contains partition of C17 oak
panelling. Double oak roof over both wings with 2 sets of staggered butt purlins,
with wind braces. C16 brick garden wall to south enclosing garden. Eastern section
with plinth and piers. Home of Major General Philip Skippon, Commander of Parliamentary
Forces at the battle of Naseby. Oak lintel to rear passage with shield facing floor
inscribed 1556. Norfolk Archaeology Vol. 32. History and Antiquities of Foulsham.
Reverend Thomas Quarles MA, R.N.
Listing NGR: TG0340824869
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