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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: 1304571



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

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Houghton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 05-Jun-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Oct-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 221609

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6/25 Hall or Home Farmhouse 5.6.53. (formerly listed as Hall Farmhouse including barns).


Farmhouse. Mid C18, perhaps by William Kent. Whitewashed brick, smut pantiled roof. 2 storeys with attics, symmetrical double pile plan. 2 storeys with attics, with central pedimented 3 storey gable,5 bays. North front has 4 ground and 5 first floor sashes with glazing bars. All openings under segmental arches with single keystone. 2 outer bays recessed, central bay brought forward. Central 6 panel door with 4 glazed panels under segmental arch with 3 keystones. Raised chamfered brick quoins to outer and central bay angles. Eaves cornice, continued as platband across centre bay with central segmental arched lunette above. 2 flat roofed dormers. Pedimented gable has moulded base and verges, mouldings returned along sides. 2 lean-to single storey wings to east with single sash with glazing bars, to west with 2-light casement. Double pile gables have 2 end stacks on each and central lead down-pipes with Walpole crest on hoppers. Rear repeats front facade arrangement. 2 ground floor tripartite and 4 first floor sashes with glazing bars, pedimented gable with lunette. Distinctive Palladian plan and forms identify as an example of mid C18 Houghton estate architecture. Balanced by Village Farmhouse (q.v.) on the east side of New Houghton House but not barn (q.v.) appears as block plan in Isaac Ware Plans .. Houghton (1735) 1750 ed.

Listing NGR: TF7873827853

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ware, I, Plans Elevations and Sections of Houghton in Norfolk, (1735)

National Grid Reference: TF 78738 27853


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