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Description: Willow Hall
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281676
OS Grid Reference: TM1163368440
OS Grid Coordinates: 611633, 268440
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2734, 1.1006
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THWAITE NORWICH ROAD
TM 16 NW
3/91 Willow Hall (formerly
29.7.55 listed as Willow
Farmhouse and barn)
Farmhouse, at one time an inn. C15 core with considerable early C17 additions
(2 phases) and remodelling. Renovated from dereliction in 1970's when some of
frame renewed. A main range parallel to the road with a long cross-wing to
left. Matching gable to right of road frontage is a later alteration. Timber
framed and rendered; exposed first floor studding, mainly to front, the gable
end of the wing with serpentine braces. Plaintiled roof. 2 storeys; small
attic at rear of wing. Continuous jetty to road, supported on jowled posts
and 2 later timber columns. Rear section of wing, roofed at right angles to
remainder, has jettied gables with moulded tie beams and carved console
brackets supporting the ends of the wallplates. Mainly reproduction-style
windows of 1970's, with ovolo mullions. Main range has internal stack with
rebuilt sawtooth shaft. One-storey entrance addition to north of wing.
Interior. Front 2 bays of wing comprise former open hall: inserted ceiling
has chamfered main beam with leaf-carved stops and chamfered joists. A
narrower ceiling bay immediately to the east probably denotes the position of
a timber flue. Original roof lost. Remainder of wing is early C17: ovolo
ceiling beams at east end, 2 original upper windows to south, butt purlin
roof. Later stack against gable end; ground floor fireplace has a good re-
used C16 lintol with embattled ornament and brattishing. In early-mid C17 the
hall was enlarged and a new parlour built to the south, with a stack between.
In front of stack, 2 doorways have ovolo-moulded frames and good moulded
doors. At rear of stack is a newel stair. In parlour chamber is an
indistinct inscription of 1649 painted on the plaster lining of the roof.
Listing NGR: TM1163368440
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Source: English Heritage
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