Besthorpe Hall

28 Jun 2002
Besthorpe Hall, Besthorpe, Breckland, Norfolk, NR17 2LJ
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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


This is part of the Series: IOE\Wickham_David R. IOE Records for Wickham, David R.; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr David R. Wickham. Source Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Wickham, David R.

Rights Holder: Wickham, David R.


Brick, Tile, Medieval Counting House, Tudor Domestic, Elizabethan House, Dwelling