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The College

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brettenham, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3952 / 52°23'42"N

Longitude: 0.8262 / 0°49'34"E

OS Eastings: 592388

OS Northings: 281217

OS Grid: TL923812

Mapcode National: GBR RDJ.ZML

Mapcode Global: VHKCM.82M6

Entry Name: The College

Listing Date: 21 July 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076907

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219839

Location: Brettenham, Breckland, Norfolk, IP24

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Brettenham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Rushford St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

BRETTENHAM RUSHFORD
TL 98 SW

8/4 The College
21.7.51
G.V. II*

Secular College, now residence. Founded and built 1342 by Edmund Gonville,
restored c. 1850's by S.S. Teulon. Flint with stone quoins and dressings.
L plan but originally quadrangular. 2 storeys and attic. North facade
detailing all C19. Central 2 storey porch with cusped and moulded doorway.
Ashlar upper storey with cusped windows and steep spired roof. External
chimney to left originally served 2 storey hall, now rebuilt with C19 stack.
No ground floor windows below string course. Mullioned and cusped first
floor windows to left and elaborate 5-light cusped window to right through
1 1/2 storeys. The window is arched with stone dressings and blank quatrefoil
frieze at sill. Broad reticulated transom above stylised tree in vertical
panel. Tall eccentric gable above separates 2 C19 stacks. Courtyard wall
of west range contains 4 C14 upper windows, one of 2 lights, the remainder
single. 3 original arched openings to ground floor now blocked with windows.
Rear of north range has arched doorway opposite entrance porch suggesting
original through passage plan. Numerous mullioned C19 windows and large
bay window to parlour. One gabled dormer in each range. Interior has remains
of doors to service wing at west end of hall beyond passage. Parlour is
lower portion of 2 storey open hall with tie beams relocated as ceiling beams,
probably during alterations by Earl of Surrey in mid C16. Beams have double
ogee mouldings dating from foundation. Some C17 panelling in rear room not
in situ. Remains of several C16 roof rafters. The College is important
in conjuction with collegiate church to north as one of few remaining
examples. E.K. Bennet, Historical Memorials of the College of St. John the
Evangelist, Rushworth or Rushford, CO. Norfolk, Norwich, 1887.

Listing NGR: TL9238881217

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