Record Details

NHER Number:7699
Type of record:Building
Name:Scottow Hall

Summary

A late 18th century two storey rendered brick house with a slate roof. The south façade has five window bays, the centre three recessed, and a later stone doorcase with an open pediment on console brackets and a panelled door. The east range has thirteen window bays with a Gothic two storey canted bay in the centre. The west façade has seven window bays and a Roman Doric porch. The adjacent stable block is of the same date as the house, with an earlier west gable and a wooden lantern.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2660 2375
Map Sheet:TG22SE
Parish:SCOTTOW, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 1978. Visited.
(S1) dates to around 1715, but exterior is of about 1820, with even later doorway between slightly projecting wings to south. West front has Roman Doric porch. (S2)'s 'gothicisation' is only a rounding of the heads of some of the glazing bars. Exterior is unremarkable but inside is a large room with oval hole in ceiling surrounded by balusters above, and supported on wooden Roman Doric columns, of high quality. Also a room (now estate office) with unusual pseudo-medieval cupboard incorporating fireplace! Former ballroom to east, used by RAF in World War Two, now derelict.
Stable block has 17th century stepped gable to west, and some chequered brickwork, otherwise of same date, with lantern.
In wall of swimming pool is fragment of 17th century stone carving depicting Durrant pig from coat of arms, damaged and repaired after wall fell in 1976. Also a plaque dated 1854.
Local legend says a monastery once stood on site.
E. Rose (NAU), 18 January 1978.

Hall listed 1986 (S3) as late 18th century. Stables and yard wall listed as 18th century 'with some diaperwork'.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG2623A-E.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 659.
<S1>Archive: Bolingbroke Collection.
<S2>Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-East Norfolk and Norwich. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. p 312.
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1152203.

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