Record Details

NHER Number:11917
Type of record:Building
Name:Old Hall, Church Hill, Saxlingham Nethergate

Summary

This timber framed mansion is built on a 13th century moated site, and is one of the older mansion houses of England. It dates from the mid 17th century, with an 18th century panelled room, and important alterations and additions during 1900-1924. It was used as a hospital in World War I. Remains of early 20th century gardens and an 18th century stable have been recorded in the grounds of the house.

Images

  • Old Hall, Saxlingham Nethergate.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TM 2324 9714
Map Sheet:TM29NW
Parish:SAXLINGHAM NETHERGATE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Timber framed E-H shaped mansion on older moated site. Moat now mostly infilled. House dates from mid 17th century, with an 18th century panelled room, and important alterations and additions 1900-1924. Used as hospital in World War I. Remains of early 20th century gardens. 18th century stable.
See full report (S1) and press cuttings (S2, S3 and S4) in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 9 November 1996.

Also in file is a brief report (S5), which only differs from the above report in regarding the 'painted' fireplaces as original Jacobean marquetry, and thus necessitating a different layout for the central section.
E. Rose (NLA) 14 March 1997.

20 October 1999.
No change to moat.
H. Paterson (A & E).

June 2011. Newspaper Article.
This manor house dates to the 13th century, and is built principally of a timber framework. It is reputed that the manor was settled on Ann of Cleves, as part of her divorce from Henry VIII. The manor was built on an E plan and was moated until 1864.
See (S6 and S7) for further details.
D. Lefeuvre (HES), 22 August 2011.

Monument Types

  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOVECOTE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOSPITAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STABLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TM 2397AB-AE, AL - AN.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TM 2397Q, U - V.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N & Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South (2nd Ediiton). The Buildings of England.
---Unpublished document: Steward, E.. 1956. Our Village of Saxlingham..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E. (NLA). 1996. Building Report..
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 17 Mar 1995.
<S3>Newspaper Article: 9 November 1. Eastern Daily Press. 2.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 7 April 1988. 7 April.
<S5>Unpublished document: Heywood, S.. Feb 1997. The Old Hall, Saxlingham Nethergate.
<S6>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. Beauty personified in this Elizabethan country manor. 3 June.
<S7>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. Can any property be more beautiful?. 3 June.

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