Record Details

NHER Number:12437
Type of record:Building
Name:Gateley Hall, also known as Manor House


Gateley Hall was built in 1726, on the site of an older manor house. The early Georgian building has shaped gables at each end and a Doric doorway. On the south gable is a date plaque paired by a sundial. The facade has five bays and two storeys. Inside there is extensive Rococo plaster and wood decoration.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9586 2391
Map Sheet:TF92SE

Full description

Gateley Hall, also known as Manor House.
1726, on older site, with fine plaster ceilings.
Information from (S1).

November 1978. Visit.
Shaped gables. Doric doorway. House has double shaped gables at each end. On south one a date plaque illegible from ground paired by sundial. (S2) says the date is 1726,as does (S3), showing how late shaped gables lasted. Other architectural historians have said the gables remain from a former house, but brickwork shows no evidence of this. Facade of five bays and two storeys with parapet and Roman doric doorcase seems exactly the same slightly chequered brickwork as the gables, but has been cemented over, slight difference at south end may only be through removal of cement. At rear a round brick projecting bay and a flint bay with small blocked windows, the only section that looks at all older. Extensive internal Rococo plaster and wood decoration, detailed by (S2). Timber framed barn with brick nogging, 18th century.
E. Rose (NAU), 23 November 1978.

23 June 1981.
Informant reports that in the south gable wall has lower down a fossil straight gable, only visible in certain light, of the original brick with the shaped gable obviously built on top of this.
E. Rose (NAU), 24 June 1981.

See (S4) in file, which include an interesting circular cellar. What is it?

Listed Grade I.

Monument Types

  • CELLAR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SUNDIAL (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

---Aerial Photograph: TF9523 A-H,K-N; TF9524 H,J,M-W.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1987. [Sale advertisement for Gateley Hall]. 31 October.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 92 SE 18 [3].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 353.
---Article in Serial: Gordon Nares. 1954. Gateley Hall, Norfolk.. Country Life. 23 September, p4.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: Bolingbroke Collection.
<S2>Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-West and South Norfolk. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. pp 168-169; Pl 60.
<S3>Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy, B. 1961. Some Norfolk Halls. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXII pp 163-208. p 163.
<S4>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

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55382Related to: Site of Gateley Park (Monument)

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