Record Details

NHER Number:6159
Type of record:Building
Name:Wiveton Hall

Summary

The present Wiveton Hall is made up of a 17th century house, which faces a large 20th century house. The earlier part dates to 1653 and has shaped gables and pedimented windows, giving the façade a slightly crowded look. Inside, there is fine oak panelling and an opening in the cellar has given rise to a story of a tunnel to the friary. Sir Guy Dauber added the more modern addition to the hall in 1908. This six bay range is in the Jacobean style and has irregular fenestration. To the left of this extension is a chimneystack in English bond brick.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0390 4406
Map Sheet:TG04SW
Parish:WIVETON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Dated to 1653 on old series Ordnance Survey. Cozens Hardy notes (S4) 'remains of an older hall in the garden'. In present hall a door dated 1653 with JFG (for John Gifford - his tombstone in churchyard states 'he built Wifton Hall') or perhaps JG-F (F being his wife).
Shaped gables; southeast face has thin walls, and foundations are nearby - shows part demolished? Staircase could be pre 1653. Good oak panelling. Extended in 1903. An opening in the cellar has given rise to a story of a tunnel to the
friary.
Listed building description grade II* states extension was 1908 by Sir Guy Dauber (plaque on building). The listing should be consulted for a full external description, but interior not mentioned.
E. Rose (NLA) 7 October 1998.

Press cutting (S1) and architects plans (S2) (1997) of barn in file.

Monument Types

  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1653 AD to 2050 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Modern - 1908 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0344 A,B.
---Aerial Photograph: TG 0344/ C, D.
---Article in Serial: Country Life. 1915. Wiveton Hall, Norfolk. The Residence of Colonel Watson Kennedy IN Country Life. 27 November.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Wiverton.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1983. Photograph of Wiveton Hall. 17 November.
<S2>Graphic Material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
<S3>Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy, B. 1961. Some Norfolk Halls. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXII pp 163-208. p 207.

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