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Ranworth Old Hall, Woodbastwick

Description: Ranworth Old Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 228560

OS Grid Reference: TG3446315393
OS Grid Coordinates: 634463, 315393
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6854, 1.4676

Location: Woodbastwick, Norfolk NR13 6HT

Locality: Woodbastwick
Local Authority: Broadland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR13 6HT

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Listing Text


1/112 Ranworth Old Hall.
20.2.52. ( Formerly listed as
Old Hall, Ranworth
(Estate Nos. 40 and
41) with barns and

G.V. II*

Part of former manor house, late C16, of diapered red brick, thatch, plaintile
and pantile. Eastern cross wing of 2½ storeys, formerly a wing of an earlier
manor house, with 2 storey service wing to west forming 'L' shaped plan. 2
storey C19 porch to south at junction of cross wing and service wing. Single
storey C19 extensions at north end of cross wing and single storey lean-to
extensions to north. Cross wing has hollow chamfer, brick, mullion and transom
windows with wrought iron casements. 4 light windows at first and attic floor
level on south gable. Stone hood mould above attic window. 3 light and 2 light
windows, and blocked 2 light window on east wall. Windows have 'ashlared'
mortar reveals. Other windows, C19 casements. Vertical brick joint marks line
of rebuilt north gable. Stepped south gable with moulded brick kneeler and
finial base at peak. Internal north end stack. Plaintile roof. Service wing
has irregular openings to south, with western opening to hayloft, C19 casement
windows, evidence of regular C16 openings at first floor level, and through
passage with blocked elliptical brick arch and stone quoins. The northern
entrance has C17 chamfered semi-circular arch recessed under a square moulded
brick opening. At first floor level to north a plain chamfered oak mullion
window. Parapet gable to east with corbelled out brick feature in south west
angle between house and barn. Porch has polygonal corner buttresses with
pointed finials. Square headed entrance containing 4 centred arched doorway
with fanlight. Interior finish mainly C19. Open brick fireplace with stopped
and chamfered bressumer in cross wing. Brick mullion window into rear outshut.
Timber-framed partition at first floor level. Stopped and chamfered bridging
joists. Oak attic floor joists, double tenoned into tie beam. Southern half
of floor re-set 300 mm higher. Original heavy double butt purlin roof with
cambered collars. Principals tied to tie beam with curved bracing members
continually tenoned and pegged into principal rafter, and above into collar
and below into tie beam forming upper crucks. Service wing has C16 oak common
and bridging joists at first floor level and 7 bay clasped purlin roof.

Listing NGR: TG3446315393

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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