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Statutory Address:

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

Greater London Authority
Ealing (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 13455 78602


The following buildings shall be added:- NORWOOD GREEN ROAD 1. 5010 (north side) TQ 17 NW 4/97 Norwood Hall II 2. House, now college. Built 1801-2 by Sir John Soane for John Robins, auctioneer and upholsterer; altered and extended c1890. Late C19 roughcast over brick; gabled Welsh slate roof; roughcast brick stacks. Double-depth plan. Design of 2-storey facade based on Triumphal Arch theme. Central arch has steps to semi-circular arched doorway with 6-panelled (4 glazed) door and late C19 transomed window set in segmental-arched moulded stone architrave to first floor. Arch is flanked by semi-circular arched niches and blind oculi, rising to chimney stacks. Four late C19 and one C20 windows inserted into facade; attic storey is also a late C19 insertion and has open balustrade to parapet. Simi- larly arranged stacks to rear, flanking late C19 balustrade broken by C20 attic window; late C19 fenestration. Left side wall, of 3-storey, 3-window range, has late C19 leaded windows set in early C19 moulded stone architraves on ground floor. Late C19 extension to right, of 2 storeys, has irregular fenestration of stone mullioned and transomed windows and 3-storey porch with half-glazed double doors to rear. Interior: cross vaults by Soane survive in vestibule and staircase hall; ball cornice by Soane in room to rear left. Cellar has stone-flag floor, early C19 shutters, and 3 early C19 six-panelled doors. First floor has early C19 reeded six-panelled doors; reeded panelled shutters; room to right has early C19 fireplace with reeded architrave; room to left has early C19 moulded wood architraves to windows, two with panelled dados. Late C19 features include Elizabethan-style staircase with turned balusters and French-style canopied fireplace in hall; ground-floor rooms to left are panelled, and include fluted columns flanking fireplace to rear and plaster frieze and fine fireplace to left. History: Norwood Hall was built for John Robins, a supplier of furniture to Soane. The Triumphal Arch theme was used more forcefully by Soane at Aynho Park and Pitzhanger Manor. (Peter Guillery, Norwood Hall and Micklefield Hall; Works by Sir John Soane).

Listing NGR: TQ1345578602


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Guillery, P, Norwood Hall and Mickelfied Hall Works by Sir John Soane


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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