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TAVERHAM HALL, FORECOURT BALUSTRADES AND GATES

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.

Name: TAVERHAM HALL, FORECOURT BALUSTRADES AND GATES

List entry Number: 1051509

Location

TAVERHAM HALL, FORECOURT BALUSTRADES AND GATES, COSTESSEY ROAD

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

County: Norfolk

District: Broadland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Taverham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Oct-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 228434

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History

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Details

TG 11 SE TAVERHAM COSTESSEY ROAD

7/43 Taverham Hall, Forecourt Balustrades and Gates.

- II

Country house now school. 1858-59 by David Brandon. Built of red brick with stone dressings and decorations with slate roofs. 3 storeyed gabled wings, ranged round central light well over staircase hall, forming an asymmetric block, with a lower 2 storey service wing projecting to north. Neo-Jacobean design of 2 and 3 light sash windows sliding behind stone mullions and transoms. Brick plinths, stone string courses at first and second floor levels. Curved gables to each wing. Asymmetric entrance facade of 8 windows, with off-centre porch under gable. Octagonal turret, on rectangular ground floor base, with slate spire to left. 3 bay projecting stone porch with pilasters, semi-circular arches and pierced strapwork balustrade with ball finials. ½ glazed double entrance doors within. Achievement in gable above, topped by Lion finial supported by corbel head. Wild beasts support turret eaves. Symmetrical south facade, with projecting wings at each end with achievements in the gables. 2 storey rectangular bays below, with pierced strapwork balustrades and urn finials. Central canted bay with engaged columns, entablature and pierced strapwork parapet with urn finials. Clustered polygonal chimneys with moulded caps and bases. East forecourt, semi-circular in plan, enclosed by stone balustrade with urn shaped balusters. Stone gate piers with pyramidal tops. Wrought iron gates with monogram and overthrow to north, south and east. Good interior detail. Entrance hall with 3 bay arcade with semi-circular arches at south end. Window above fireplace, with semi- circular head, lights the staircase hall. Hall arcaded on 2 sides with semi-circular arches. Asymmetric ½ turn stair with landings. Twisted balusters and pierced strapwork strings. Wood grained simulated inlaid doors. Living and dining rooms with much plasterwork. Panelled walls, scrolled pedimented over doors with central medallions. Strapwork ceilings. Gilt buffet with mirror. 6 panel doors with relief decoration. Gilt pelmets. Marble fireplaces. Good marble fireplaces elsewhere on ground and first floors, mostly with C19 cast iron grates.

Listing NGR: TG1506513802

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National Grid Reference: TG 15065 13802

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