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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: 1077234



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

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: South Pickenham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 05-Nov-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 221051

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SOUTH PICKENHAM - TF 80 SE 10/54 Pickenham Hall 5.11.86 - II

Country house. Built 1902-5 for the banker G.W. Taylor to designs by the architect Robert Weir Schultz, but incorporating parts of an earlier house by W.J. Donthorn. Red brick with hipped plain-tiled roofs. Two storeys and attics. East facade of five bays, each with three windows; bays 2 and 4 have canted 2-storey bays surmounted by shaped attic gables with Venetian windows. Cross-casements with glazing bars; keyed rubbed brick arches over openings. Bays 1 and 5 have central doorway under semi-circular hoods on brackets, the spandrels with carved brick foliage decoration by Laurence Turner. Centre ground floor openings with segmental arched heads. Rusticated brick quoins. Modillion eaves cornice. Main entrance front to west, symmetrical with central doorway recessed under a semicircular broken pediment: tympanum contains coat of arms flanked by figures of boys. Rusticated door surround with pilasters, stone cornice on paired brackets. Carving on entrance surround also attributed to Laurence Turner. Outer bays with two-storey canted bays. Tall staircase window with three transoms; circular window below. Wide modillion eaves. Gabled attic dormers with 2-light casements. Chimney stack symmetrically-placed, the two inner stacks cruciform on plan, the two outer stacks with triple diagonally-set shafts. South facade has central loggia with two semicircular arches on central Ionic pier and plain responds; plastered vaulted ceiling and two pairs of segmental headed glazed doors. Balcony above with balustrade of diagonal pierced brickwork. Loggia flanked by square 2-storey bays with balcony and shaped attic gables with tripartite casements with segmental heads and curved glazing bars. To the north, a lower two-storey double pile service range with three massive ridge-line chimney stacks. Architectural History 22 : 1979 "Robert Weir Schultz" pp 88-115.

Listing NGR: TF8583704030

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Architectural History' in Architectural History, , Vol. 22, (1979), 88 115
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 29 Norfolk,

National Grid Reference: TF 85837 04030


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