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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1050591



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Norfolk

District: South Norfolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kirby Cane

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 25-Sep-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Oct-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 226859

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KIRBY CANE WASH LANE TM 39 SE 7/82 Kirby Cane Hall (formerly 25.9.51 listed as The Hall)


Country house. C17 with late C18/early C19 remodelling. Red brick with pantiled roof, hipped over rear range. Three storeys and two storeys with attics. The main facade to the south is a refronting by Lord Berners of c.1800: seven bays, three storeys, symmetrical. Sashes with glazing bars, gauged skewback arches over openings. Central doorway with panelled reveal, 2-leaf doorand rectangular fanlight with web-pattern glazing bars. Portico with Doric pilasters and two massive Tuscan columns, re-used. Moulded brick string course at first and second floor levels. Wooden modillion eaves cornice. East and west walls show steeper gable line of original house: 4-light mullion and transom windows with segmental pediments at second floor level, lower window openings blocked. Ground floor doorways in east wall with glazed panelled doors and 6-light fanlights, formerly entrance to conservatory (now demolished). To the west, a one-bay single storey wing with sash window and eaves parapet on moulded string course; corner pilasters with moulded finial on south-west corner. Hipped 2 1/2 storey rear range with sashes with glazing bars, some in segmental-headed openings; two 4-light brick mullion and transom windows on east side. Chimney stacks symmetrically placed on rear of south range. Interior: rear hall of two-storey height containing fine oak staircase dated 1642 with heavy turned newels and balusters on closed string with round billet moulding. Staircase hall has oak panelling to first floor level and ceiling with heavy roll-moulded beams. 5-light mullion and transom stair window with C19 stained glass panels. Good C18 fireplaces in two principal ground floor rooms; drawing room panelled 1936 with cedar from a tree felled in the park.

Listing NGR: TM3729294105

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National Grid Reference: TM 37292 94105


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