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Description: Taverham Hall, Forecourt Balustrades and Gates
Date Listed: 12 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 228434
OS Grid Reference: TG1506513802
OS Grid Coordinates: 615065, 313802
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6792, 1.1800
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TG 11 SE TAVERHAM COSTESSEY ROAD
7/43 Taverham Hall, Forecourt
Balustrades and Gates.
Country house now school. 1858-59 by David Brandon. Built of red brick
with stone dressings and decorations with slate roofs. 3 storeyed gabled
wings, ranged round central light well over staircase hall, forming an
asymmetric block, with a lower 2 storey service wing projecting to north.
Neo-Jacobean design of 2 and 3 light sash windows sliding behind stone
mullions and transoms. Brick plinths, stone string courses at first and
second floor levels. Curved gables to each wing. Asymmetric entrance
facade of 8 windows, with off-centre porch under gable. Octagonal turret,
on rectangular ground floor base, with slate spire to left. 3 bay projecting
stone porch with pilasters, semi-circular arches and pierced strapwork
balustrade with ball finials. ½ glazed double entrance doors within.
Achievement in gable above, topped by Lion finial supported by corbel
head. Wild beasts support turret eaves. Symmetrical south facade, with
projecting wings at each end with achievements in the gables. 2 storey
rectangular bays below, with pierced strapwork balustrades and urn finials.
Central canted bay with engaged columns, entablature and pierced strapwork
parapet with urn finials. Clustered polygonal chimneys with moulded caps
and bases. East forecourt, semi-circular in plan, enclosed by stone
balustrade with urn shaped balusters. Stone gate piers with pyramidal
tops. Wrought iron gates with monogram and overthrow to north, south
and east. Good interior detail. Entrance hall with 3 bay arcade with
semi-circular arches at south end. Window above fireplace, with semi-
circular head, lights the staircase hall. Hall arcaded on 2 sides with
semi-circular arches. Asymmetric ½ turn stair with landings. Twisted
balusters and pierced strapwork strings. Wood grained simulated inlaid
doors. Living and dining rooms with much plasterwork. Panelled walls,
scrolled pedimented over doors with central medallions. Strapwork ceilings.
Gilt buffet with mirror. 6 panel doors with relief decoration. Gilt
pelmets. Marble fireplaces. Good marble fireplaces elsewhere on ground
and first floors, mostly with C19 cast iron grates.
Listing NGR: TG1506513802
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Source: English Heritage
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