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TF 98130 25618



5/82 Sennowe Hall, and Stable Court.


Country house. 1905-7 by the Norwich architect George Skipper for Thomas Albert Cook, grandson of the founder of Cook's Travel, but incorporating at the south a house begun perhaps in 1774 but externally of early C19 detail when remodelled. "Wrennaissance" or Edwardian Baroque in the style of Sir Reginald Blomfield rather than Lutyens. East front of 17 bays, south front of 5 bays; original house is refaced with mathematical tiles (along the south and 8 south bays of east front). Stone dressings of red brick with slates and some copper roofs. East front of 2 storeys with attics. Central stone bowed centrepiece, giant-Corinthian order with plinths, decorated frieze and urns. Ground floor 3 arched windows with key-stones, glazing bars and fanlights. First floor 3 staight headed windows with architraves, key-stones and swag aprons. 3 window attic with urns and sky-line full relief statues by Italian workmen. Rest of east front largely symmetrical about this centre with 2 bays on either side. 3 bay canted three sided bows, 2 bays beyond to south, returned 2 storey bow to north. All windows with stone architraves, sashes with glazing bars. Canted bays with attics with 3 sashes with arched heads and sills, stone balustrade. Wooden modillion cornice to whole. 3 gabled dormers, flag-pole tower and one off-ridge stacks, one to central bow and 2 to north canted bow. Stone porte-cochere at south with 2 open and one glazed arch, columns with urns at corners. South front with ground floor stone loggia with Ionic columns with balustrade in between double at north and south with statues; loggia returned at west with 5 bay conservatory with central pedimented door, pilasters, entablature and bowed section glass roof. Kitchen court at west. To north recessed 2 storey 2 bay wing, with ground floor open arched loggia of 8 bays continued along east front of stable block. Central triumphal arch motif entrance. Rectangular stable court of one and 2 storeys. Central arch with Tuscan Doric columns, outer bays with pilasters, entablature and cornice with two full relief kneeling dogs. Attic storey with central oculus dovecote with swags, pediment with supporting consoles, central uncut cartouche with palm leaves. Hipped roof with 2 stacks and dormers. To north blank arches facing stable wing. Rectangular court with, on axis with entrance, a 2 storey house with open Tuscan Doric loggia ground floor pediment with carved cartouche and swags. 2 ground and 3 - first floor casements, central door. Brick and pantiled carriage sheds to south, stables to north with louvred ridge. Hall Interior: largely in late Caroline or William and Mary taste, in staircase top-lit stair well with 3 ground floor arches, landing Corinthian columns and carved solid dado balustrade east front billiard room and dining room similar. South front with neo Jacobean library with plastered barrel vault and formerly stone mullioned windows. Drawing room in late C18 Adam Chambers style continued largely on first floor. See Clive Aslet Sennowe Park in Country Life vol. 24, 31st December, 1981, p.2242-; 2298-; and Aslet The Last Country Houses (1982) pp. 134-140.

Listing NGR: TF9813025618


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Books and journals
Aslet, C, The Last Country House, (1982)
'Country Life' in 31 December, , Vol. 24, (1981), 2242 2298
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 29 Norfolk,


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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