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Besthorpe Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Besthorpe, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5181 / 52°31'5"N

Longitude: 1.0464 / 1°2'47"E

OS Eastings: 606794

OS Northings: 295492

OS Grid: TM067954

Mapcode National: GBR TG4.1DQ

Mapcode Global: VHL8F.3Z21

Entry Name: Besthorpe Hall

Listing Date: 21 July 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077523

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220299

Location: Besthorpe, Breckland, Norfolk, NR17

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Besthorpe

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Besthorpe All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TM 09 NE BESTHORPE

2/52 Besthorpe hall
21.7.51

G.V. II

Country House. c.1560-1590, altered 1881, enlarged 1891 and 1965. Brick with
plain tiled roof. Facade 1881. 2 storeys. 2 storey gabled porch with faceted
buttresses. Ground floor has range of arched windows with sashes, upper floor
mixed. Gabled roof with 2 ridge stacks. South gable C16 in English bond
with pedimented cross casement windows to each floor including attic, the
lower 2 C19 replacements. Gabled head with pinnacles at apex and shoulders.
Range to west beyond is 1891. Ground floor to rear (west front) 1965 but
fragments remain : one 3-light brick cross casement with ovolo mullions,
moulded brick eaves cornice, stepped external stack with crenellations and
double flue. North gable C16. 3-light cross casement to ground flanked by
one 2-light brick mullion window each side, that to right converted to a door.
Pediments over each. Moulded string course separates storeys. C19 replaced
3-light cross casement above with 2 circular lights. String course at eaves
line. Interior largely late C19. One good linen fold panelled door in bedroom.
Attic fireplace has moulded plaster surround pedimented on pilasters.


Listing NGR: TM0679495492

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