Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1050591

Date first listed: 25-Sep-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Oct-1987



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

County: Norfolk

District: South Norfolk (District Authority)

Parish: Kirby Cane

National Grid Reference: TM 37292 94105


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


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 226859

Legacy System: LBS

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