Record Details

NHER Number:2425
Type of record:Building
Name:Wallington Hall

Summary

This grand house has a complex history. It was built in the early 16th century but had a cross wing added to the north in Elizabethan times. Subsequently there were many alterations in the 18th century, particularly to the interior, before the hall underwent restoration in 1918. The hall is mainly built from brick and features an impressive entrance front with arcaded turrets and diaper work to the side and battlements above. Inside, the hallway has 16th century panelling and fine ionic pilasters but the dais staircase is only original at the top, with the majority of it dating to 1790. Outside is an 18th century service courtyard and a walled garden of similar date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6271 0758
Map Sheet:TF60NW
Parish:RUNCTON HOLME, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

This grand house has a complex history. It was built in the early 16th century but had a cross wing added to the north in Elizabethan times. Subsequently there were many alterations in the 18th century, particularly to the interior, before the hall underwent restoration in 1918. The hall is mainly built from brick and features an impressive entrance front with arcaded turrets and diaper work to the side and battlements above. Inside, the hallway has 16th century panelling and fine ionic pilasters but the dais staircase is only original at the top, with the majority of it dating to 1790. Outside is an 18th century service courtyard and a walled garden of similar date.

Great house. Hall house. Early 16th century extended late 16th and 18th century.
Fine interiors.
See notes in file.
E. Rose (NAU), October 1990.

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GARDEN WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF6207 C-G,H,J,K,L,M(?),R-W,Y,Z,AB-AC.
---Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
---Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 60 NW 13 [5].
---Article in serial: H. Avray Tipping. 1929. Wallington Hall, Norfolk.. Country Life. 16 November, PP7.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Runcton Holme.

Related records

2426Related to: Site of post medieval icehouse (Monument)
30527Related to: Wallington Park (Monument)

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