Rackheath Hall

4 Jul 2004
Rackheath Hall, Rackheath, Broadland, Norfolk, NR13 6LP
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


6/63 Rackheath Hall.


Country house, built 1852-4 for Humphrey Stracey. Red brick, rendered and ashlared. Ground floor ashlared and vermiculated. Roofs slated (roof of main block not visible behind parapet). Three storeys and cellar. 9 x 6 bays : Western facade of nine bays, centre bay advanced with giant Ionic corner pilasters. Central portico with Tuscan columns and frieze; balustrade at first floor level. Sash windows with glazing bars. First and second floor windows have rendered surrounds; first floor windows have flat canopies on console brackets. Plat band at first floor cill level. Massive corner pilasters with giant Ionic columns. Moulded cornice with rope-work frieze.

Parapet panelled and pierced, with stone balusters. Stone urns at parapet corners. North front of six bays with central three bay Tuscan porte-cochere.

Off-centre entrance with bolection moulded architrave and cornice, ornate rectangular fanlight and C20 door. Massive full-height pilaster on left-hand side of door. Detailing and surface treatment all as west facade. Symmetrical south facade of nine bays with central three-bay bow, segmental in plan.

Giant Ionic pilasters on rusticated and vermiculated ground floor. Sash windows extending to ground level in outer bays; centre three sashes without glazing bars. Tall first floor sashes with glazing bars and elaborately-moulded architraves, apron panels and pediments on console brackets. Parapet with some urns surviving. To the east a lower service wing and conservatory with some C20 fenestration.

Listing NGR: TG2738212590


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1882 IOE Records taken by Peter Smee; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Peter Smee. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Smee, Peter

Rights Holder: Smee, Peter


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