Record Details

NHER Number:3157
Type of record:Building
Name:Bawdeswell Hall

Summary

A 17th century great house that was refurbished and added to during the 19th century. It is built of brick, two storeys tall with attics and has a number of Tudor style chimneys. Some of the associated outbuildings may date to the 18th century.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0528 2024
Map Sheet:TG02SE
Parish:BAWDESWELL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Dated to 1633 on Ordnance Survey maps and by (S1), but this appears to be a mistake based on the clamp irons which really say 1683.
R. Rickett (NAU).

1984.
Dated 1683, refurbished 1861. Brick, rough E-plan, west wing and porch of 1861. Two storeys and attics. Nine bay façade of Victorian imitation windows, some in original openings. Single storey 19th century canted bays on wing ends. Original plat band with ovolo moulded lower edge. 19th century dentilled cornice and shaped gables, originals on west gable main block and east projecting wing. Several Tudor style moulded chimney shafts. Two original openings, one blocked, in east façade. Initials 'CS' on drainpipe heads. Extensive later rear alterations.
Listed (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 10 August 1984.

June 1999.
Briefly seen; north shaped gable of east wing is also dated 1861, but its south gable as stated is of 1683. Among the outbuildings are some with brick from before about 1780 and some with later brick.
E. Rose (NLA), 27 June 1999.

(S3) and copy of (S4) in file.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0520A, B,.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 02 SE 3.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Bawseswell.
<S1>Serial: Pevsner, N.. The Buildings of England..
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S3>Photograph: CCC 11-12.
<S4>Publication: 1980. Norfolk Fair. July.

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