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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: 1372695



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

County: Norfolk

District: Broadland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Heydon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 19-Jan-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 228688

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3/29 Heydon Hall 19-1-52


Country house. Built 1581-4 for Henry Dynne, an Auditor of the Exchequer. Much C19 repair and detailing; interior partly re-worked. Red brick, with stuccoed dressings. Steeply-pitched plaintiled roofs. 2½ and 3 storeys, double pile, 'E' plan to south. Principal facade to the south of five bays, E-plan with three 3-storey gabled projections. Central porch with polygonal angle-shafts and octagonal finials. Outer projections have finials set on panelled corbels; the windows in the outer bays set in recesses with moulded brick architraves. Windows of 4 and 5-lights with stuccoed brick hollow- chamfer mullions and transoms; pediments over ground floor and first floor windows. Bays 2 and 4 have pierced eaves parapets, the openings glazed to form attic lights. Porch entrance has restored 4-centred arch with decorated spandrels, frieze with three panels of arms above. 2-leaf panelled door with eight panels in each leaf, blind panelled fanlight above. Octagonal chimney shafts on east and west sides of porch. Two large chimney stacks behind ridge line, each with five octagonal shafts, moulded and linked tops. Polygonal angle shafts with tall finials. Roll-moulded copings to gable parapets. To the west, 2-storey square bays with brick and pierced stone parapet with seated lions; between the bays a taller 3-storey parapeted projection with, at ground level, a stuccoed door surround with decorated spandrels and keyed semicircular arch; decorated framed panel of arms above. North front symmetrical of three storeys with blind attic storey in bays. Centre bay slightly advanced under a strapwork cresting with obelisk-finials; panel of arms below. Central semicircular-headed 2-leaf doors with four panels of leaded glazing, stone door surround with blocked pilasters on plinths, strapwork in spandrels and elaborate keystone to arch and entablature. Tall stair window of five lights with two transoms and leaded glazing with some stained glass. 5-light second-floor window. Outer bays occupied by full- height canted bows with blind attic windows in parapets. Mullion and transom windows much restored; pediments over ground floor and second floor windows. String courses at first floor windows. Double-step castelled parapets with tall polygonal finials; arcaded balustrade between bays. Central cupola with ogee lead-covered dome behind centre bay, flanked by two chimney stacks each with four octagonal linked shafts. Interior: good staircase with rectangular-section carved balusters. Large C17 fireplace in hall with 4- centred arch and decorated spandrels. Drawing Room interior of c.1740. Interior not fully inspected.

Listing NGR: TG1165027695

Selected Sources

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 29 Norfolk,

National Grid Reference: TG 11650 27695


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