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South Norfolk (District Authority)
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TM 34772 92452


BROOME CHURCH LANE TM 39 SW 6/21 Broome Place 12.5.87 II

Country house. House of c.1700 by Britten much remodelled and extended in 1887 by Edmond Tyrel de Poix. Red brick; steeply pitched plain tiled roofs with crested ridges. Two storeys and attics, double pile plan. Main facade to the south with seven bays arranged 2:3:2, reflecting the facade of the original house. Sashes without glazing bars with rubbed arches over openings. Ground floor has two wide canted outer bays and two sashes flanking central square entrance porch with moulded and fluted brick pilasters supporting entablature. 2-leaf half-glazed-door with rectangular tripartite fanlight with leaded glazing. Canted bays and porch have balustrade with brick corner piers and stone urn-balusters. Central glazed doors giving access from first floor to porch roof. Dentilled cornice below attic level. Attic fenestration repeats the 2:3:2 rhythm, the outer bays closely-set under a single gable. Shaped attic gables on moulded stone kneelers. Stone balustrades linking gables. Central geometric window to roof space. Shaped east and west double gables; gable chimneys with panelled tops and terracotta decoration. Chimney stack off-centre to east on ridge line. Lower C19 2-storey range to east: sashes without glazing bars and two 4-light mullioned windows with Gothic heads. Moulded brick string course at first floor level. Panelled eaves parapet with four shaped gables. Shaped east gable with panelled chimney stack; central ridge stack. On the west gable of the main house, a C19 conservatory, 7 x 4 bays, of timber and iron construction. North elevation of five bays with central square entrance porch with two leaded cross windows flanking doorway. Above, a large 4-light C19 staircase window with ovolo moulded mullions and transoms under a four centred rubbed brick arch with stone dripmould. Shaped gable with geometric attic window. The outer bays two windows wide: sashes with glazing bars, gauged arches with keystones over openings. Brick pilasters with dentilled cornice below attic level. Shaped attic gables with twin sashes without glazing bars; low panelled brick parapet below gables. Lower C19 range to east, with large glazed skylight to dining room; coped parapets conceal roof. To the east a walled courtyard with four-centred entrance archway dated E de P 1887. At the south-east corner an attached gardener's cottage: red brick with black glazed pantile roof, pointed arched windows with leaded lights; internal chimney stack at east gable; decorative bargeboards. Interior of main house retains some good early C18 work, notably the plasterwork of the library ceiling and the Drawing Room fireplace and dado panelling. Large gilded staircase lantern acquired from Mentmore House.

Listing NGR: TM3477292452


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

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