Record Details

NHER Number:19477
Type of record:Building
Name:Kenningham Hall


A 17th century brick and timber framed farmhouse with later alterations. The oldest part of the house is the timber framed rear wing which dates from the 17th century, which contains original plaster moulding above one of the chimney stacks on the ground floor. This part of the house may be the remains of a house of pre 17th century date. The main brick block of the house dates from about 1840 and has a good example of an apsidal hall staircase.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2057 0005
Map Sheet:TG20SW

Full description

December 1983. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Farmhouse. 17th century and later. Main wing of colour-washed brick, rear wing of brick faced timber frame. Pantiled roofs. T plan with cross wing (main wing) of c.1800 and original farmhouse to rear (now service wing). 2 storeys. Main wing of 3 bays of sashes with glazing bars and jalousie shutters above and single vertical glazing bars below. Central panelled front door with a single doorcase and semicircular fanlight. Sawtooth cornice and gable-end stacks. Service wing with 19th century casements with glazing bars and 19th century and 20th century lean-tos to either side. 18th century shallow-pitched roof and 17th century axial stack. Fine hall staircase apsidal in plan with mahogany handrail and square sectioned balusters. Ovolo moulded and plain chamfered beams in service wing. Remains of pargetted overmantel with medallions and lozenges in larder.
Information from (S1).

Timber framed house, incorporating a 17th century parlour block and stack decorated in plaster; possibly added to an older open hall with firehood. Main cross wing of brick about 1840; other later extensions.
See (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 3 May 1996.

(S3) in file.

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FARMHOUSE (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • SERVICE WING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: HMP 1-2.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1984. TG 2000C-D.
---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 546.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Picture Postcard: T. Noakes. c. 1907. Picture postcard featuring Kenningham Hall. Digital. jpeg.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1373056.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1996. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S3>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

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