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Snore Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fordham, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5674 / 52°34'2"N

Longitude: 0.3947 / 0°23'40"E

OS Eastings: 562398

OS Northings: 299316

OS Grid: TL623993

Mapcode National: GBR N61.4KN

Mapcode Global: WHJQ0.1Q6L

Entry Name: Snore Hall

Listing Date: 9 July 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280674

English Heritage Legacy ID: 221461

Location: Fordham, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE38

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Civil Parish: Fordham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Hilgay All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 69 NW FORDHAM

8/15 Snore Hall
9/7/51
- II*

House. Main south block mid C15, east extensions 1806, north wing early C19.
Brick and plain tiled roofs. Original rectangular wing defined by diagonal
buttresses. South front of 3 bays in 2 storeys. 2 renewed arched mullion
windows and 3 renewed timber casements of C16 insertion. Gabled roof with
3 hipped dormers and square ridge stack right of centre carrying quadruple
diamond flues. Buttresses carry short corner finials. West wall with dado
of Perpendicular trefoil panels repeated at eaves. Dado runs round projecting
2-storey embattled porch interrupted for arched doorway facing south. Porch
has one 2-light trefoiled lower window under square hood and one arched lancet
to each first floor face. Occasional grotesque heads built into structure.
Parapet machicolated To right of porch west wall with renewed 3-light cross
casement to ground floor and 3-light oriel window above supported by
machicolated apron. 2 pinnacles extend up through arcading into gable head
which has central panelled turret capped by domed finial. North wing of C19.
3 bays in 2½ storeys, the battlemented side bays projecting forward through
2 storeys. Gabled roof and 3 gabled through-eaves dormers. Internal gable
stacks. Eastern extension of 1806 broadly similar. Interior. Porch with
tierceron ground floor vault and oak leaf boss. 4 chamfered bridging beams
in sitting room. Kitchen has one multi-rolled bridging beam with mortices
for arched braces (reused tie beam) and one bridging beam with ribbon moulding,
both c.1520-25. Original brick cellar survives. Kings room (first floor)
with oak fireplace overmantel dated 1586: tapering pilasters and 2 4-centred
panels with pediments and fleur-de-lys: Upper room of porch opens into this
as a solar via metal covered door. One attic room was a chapel. Roof several
times renewed. 2 Priest's holes set into chimney breast each 2m x lm x lm
vertically placed with a trapdoor between them.


Listing NGR: TL6239899316

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