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Worlingham Hall, Worlingham

Description: Worlingham Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 September 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 282210

OS Grid Reference: TM4425990176
OS Grid Coordinates: 644259, 290176
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4549, 1.5936

Location: 61 Park Drive, Worlingham NR34 7RA

Locality: Worlingham
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR34 7RA

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Listing Text

TM 49 SW
2/59 Worlingham Hall
- I
Mansion. C18 and possibly C17 core (said to have been originally built by
John Felton, d.1703); enlarged and remodelled c.1800 by Francis Sandys for
Robert Sparrow. Brick and stucco; slated roof. 2 storeys and attics. The
entrance front has 7 bays, arranged 2:3:2; wider entrance bay, the bays to
each side flanked by giant Roman Doric pilasters which support a reeded frieze
across the centre. Moulded wooden mutule eaves cornice. Flat parapet, raised
and panelled over the centre bays. Sash windows with glazing bars in flush
frames; tripartite centre window, the side lights detached. Curved open
entrance porch of stone, in the Roman Doric order; inset 6-panel door. The
right hand return front of 9 bays, 2:5:2, the 5 centre bays set forward and
the centre 3 forming a curved ground floor bay. Extending to the left of the
main block is a single-storey ll-bay orangery with large small-paned casement
windows and matching doors; the 5 central bays are divided by engaged wooden
columns with flanking antae and were formerly pedimented. The orangery leads
to the former picture gallery, now renovated and used as a squash court. In
the corresponding position to the right of the house is a colonnade, open to
the front, which seems to have originally led to a small domed summerhouse.
The interior is largely unaltered. Segmental-vaulted entrance hall. Fine
octagonal staircase hall with an Imperial stair of stone; delicate wrought-
iron balustrading and mahogany handrail. At the top of the first flight of
stairs is a pilastered and pedimented doorcase. At first floor level the
octagon has a band of key fret, 4 opposed open arches and plaster roundels of
classical subjects. Lozenge-coffered vault with glazed lantern. Pilastered
dining room with oval-panelled ceiling; the saloon also has an enriched
ceiling. The library is of unusual design, the central section having bowed
sides; the ends are divided by paired columns and antae and have panelled
segmental ceilings. One bedroom has a frieze enriched with bucrania, carried
across a screen at one end of the room. Some good fireplaces, 2 with painted
decoration. Country Life 12.3.70, pp.624-628.

Listing NGR: TM4425990176

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Source: English Heritage

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