Record Details

NHER Number:13283
Type of record:Building
Name:South Walsham Hall


This hall dates to the 16th century and later. The exterior is all Victorian Jacobethan, with spindly chimneys, stepped gables and finials. Inside, there is a staircase of 1693, signed by Marot, made from the timbers of HMS Britannia.

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Grid Reference:TG 3663 1335
Map Sheet:TG31SE

Full description

Hall. 16th century and later. Contains staircase of 1693, signed by Marot, made from timbers of HMS Britannia, formerly in Russel House, Covent Garden, London, acquired in 1943.
Information from NCM Bolingbroke Collection.

31 January 1979. Visit by E. Rose (NAU).
The exterior in fact, as far as can be seen, is all Victorian Jacobethan, with spindly chimneys, stepped gables, finials etc. Outbuildings the same, though one cottage against road to south may have some original brickwork. Staircase still there. Now a country club.
Informant confirms that the small cottage by the road is shown on 17th century maps, but only a small building on site of present hall.
E. Rose (NAU) 8 August 1985.

Press cutting (S1) in file

As of 1999, the complex of barns was being converted to housing. The barns are shown on 2nd edition 25ins O.S. maps (S2). Site visit by NIAS at this time records partial demolition as part of the conversion.
NIAS records (S3)
W. Arnold HES 26/01/11

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. Eastern Daily Press. 4 September.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).
<S3>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.
<S4>Article in serial: Sir Albert Richardson. 1963. A 17th-century Admiral's Staircase. County Life.

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