Record Details

NHER Number:24633
Type of record:Building
Name:Browston Hall


A great house, originally 17th century, being rebuilt in the 18th and altered in the 19th centuries. The south block is original, the east and west gables having circular windows. The cross wing to the north was added in the mid 18th century. The front of the south block is 18th/19th century, and has two storeys, three bays and a central false stucco door. Construction is of rendered and painted brick. To the north are further 18th century ranges (altered in the 19th /20th century) and an orangery. The interior has a fine 18th century staircase, and decorated ceilings, probably 19th century in date.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4999 0176
Map Sheet:TG40SE

Full description

July 1988.
Late 17th century, rebuilt mid 18th century, altered 19th century.
Rendered and painted brick, tiled. Original south block with 2 circular windows in each gable, with parts of original kneelers. South front 18th-19th century, 2 storeys, 3 bays, central false door in stucco with hood. Full height canted bays each side, 19th century. Sash window over door, 18th century egg and dart cornice. Gable stacks. Cross wing to north added or remodelled mid 18th century.
West façade 2 storeys and attics, double piled. To north other 18th century ranges, and orangery, timber framed and glazed. Interior of hall has fine 18th century staircase with plaster ceiling with eagle, Minerva over door. Two further ground floor plaster ceilings with eagle and the Four Ages of Woman, also an Arcadian scene in one canted bay; suggested as former 18th century with 19th century eagles and women, latter all 19th century.
Restored 1970s.
It would seem that the listed building description has confused south with west, and so on.
(S1) in file. (S2).
E. Rose (NAU) 14 July 1988.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

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