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Latitude: 52.8186 / 52°49'6"N
Longitude: 0.651 / 0°39'3"E
OS Eastings: 578738
OS Northings: 327853
OS Grid: TF787278
Mapcode National: GBR Q5Y.9DL
Mapcode Global: WHKQ2.ZF51
Entry Name: Hall Farmhouse home Farmhouse
Listing Date: 5 June 1953
Last Amended: 9 October 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1304571
English Heritage Legacy ID: 221609
Location: Houghton, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE31
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Civil Parish: Houghton
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: Houghton-next-Harpley St Martin
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
TF 72 NE HOUGHTON NEW HOUGHTON
6/25 Hall or Home Farmhouse
5.6.53. (formerly listed
as Hall Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Mid C18, perhaps by William Kent. Whitewashed brick, smut pantiled
roof. 2 storeys with attics, symmetrical double pile plan. 2 storeys with
attics, with central pedimented 3 storey gable,5 bays. North front has 4 ground
and 5 first floor sashes with glazing bars. All openings under segmental arches
with single keystone. 2 outer bays recessed, central bay brought forward.
Central 6 panel door with 4 glazed panels under segmental arch with 3
keystones. Raised chamfered brick quoins to outer and central bay angles.
Eaves cornice, continued as platband across centre bay with central segmental
arched lunette above. 2 flat roofed dormers. Pedimented gable has moulded
base and verges, mouldings returned along sides. 2 lean-to single storey wings
to east with single sash with glazing bars, to west with 2-light casement.
Double pile gables have 2 end stacks on each and central lead down-pipes with
Walpole crest on hoppers. Rear repeats front facade arrangement. 2 ground
floor tripartite and 4 first floor sashes with glazing bars, pedimented gable
with lunette. Distinctive Palladian plan and forms identify as an example
of mid C18 Houghton estate architecture. Balanced by Village Farmhouse (q.v.)
on the east side of New Houghton House but not barn (q.v.) appears as block
plan in Isaac Ware Plans .. Houghton (1735) 1750 ed.
Listing NGR: TF7873827853
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