Record Details

NHER Number:3420
Type of record:Building
Name:Middleton Hall


An early 19th century house with a rendered façade and a central Tuscan portico. The elaborate interior of the house includes a large ballroom with plaster decoration and a marble fireplace. In the grounds of the house is the grave of a horse that survived the Charge of the Light Brigade in 1854. The horse was bought back to England by a member of the Everard family, and ended its days on the estate.


  • Middleton Hall, an early 19th century house.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TF 6608 1610
Map Sheet:TF61NE

Full description

Large early 19th century building of 5 bays 3 storeys (top smaller).
Hipped roof.
Central pillared porch.
Rendered facade.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU), 18 June 1981.

Built by Everard family. Stated to have ballroom, marble fireplaces and ornate ceilings etc. In grounds is grave of a horse which took part in the charge of the Light Brigade.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 7 February 1985.

(S2) dates hall to 1794 to 1800.

For full details of the interior, and outbuildings, see (S3) showing that the interior is of considerable quality.
Press cuttings in file.
Architects Plans and proposals (1991 and 1994) in file.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. Hitch over hotel plans. 30 April.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1994. Nursing home plan for hall. 20 May.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 542.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. Mansion's new role. 6 February.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Norfolk County Council. [unknown]. Inventory of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Norfolk.. Vol 2.
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.

Related records

44661Parent of: Orangery north northeast of Middleton Hall (Building)
44662Parent of: Pergola northeast of Middleton Hall (Building)
44663Parent of: The Old Lodge (Building)
MNO4605Related to: Middleton Hall Lynn Road MIDDLETON (Revoked)
31971Related to: Middleton Park (Monument)

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