Record Details

NHER Number:9696
Type of record:Building
Name:Whitlingham Hospital (Crown Point Hall)


Whitlingham Hospital was built in 1865 as Crown Point Hall to the designs of H. E. Coe, for Sir Robert John Harvey. The site was acquired in 1872 by the Colman family, following Sir Harvey's suicide, and the buildings enlarged and extended in 1902 to 1905 by Edward Boardman. The main house is of red brick with ashlar dressings, hipped plain tile roofs and prominent multiple ridge stacks, built in a Renaissance Revival style. The very fine iron conservatory was restored in the late 20th century, and the building contains a number of pieces of reset medieval stonework, as well as 16th centuy terracotta plaques from Arminghall Hall.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2552 0692
Map Sheet:TG20NE

Full description

On site of 1784, present building mid 19th century (1865?) enlarged 1902-5. Very fine iron conservatory. Reset medieval stonework and doorway, 16th century terracotta plaques, ?Roman or Romanesque, foreign sculpture.
Includes early squash court and original garden layout.
See report in file (S1).
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 17 June 1986.

English Heritage Listing:
Country house, now hospital, with attached conservatory , service wing and billiard room. House around 1865, by H. E. Coe of Cambridge for Sir Robert Harvey. Acquired 1872 by Colman, following Harvey's suicide. Service wing, billiard room and alterations 1902-05, by Edward Boardman. Conservatory restored late 20th century. House, red brick with ashlar dressings and gabled and hipped plain tile roofs with coped gables and finials, and prominent multiple ridge stacks. Renaissance Revival style. Two storeys plus attics; five window range. Windows are mainly leaded cross-casements with stone mullions and transoms. Entrance front, to north, has a recessed centre wit? small gable, side bays with parapets, and larger end bays with gables. Regular fenestration. Large central porch dated 1905, with round arched double doors and fanlight, and flat roof behind balustrade. Right gabled wing has a square bay window, two storeys, with cross-mullioned windows and balustrade. To right, a set back range, two windows, with 20th century lift tower. Right return has two canted bay windows, two storeys, with balustrades. Above them, gables with three-light windows. Garden front, seven windows, has a recessed centre with a large gable, and projecting end bays each with a large and a small gable. The larger outer gables have canted bay windows, two storeys, and four-light windows above. Central Tuscan portico, three bays, with balustrade, and openings mainly glazed. Conservatory, cast iron and wrought iron on brick plinth, ten bays, has an apsidal end and flanking aisles, that to north full length, that to south five bays. Central double doors with elaborate scrolled grifle in front of the glass, and semicircular steps. Main uprights have volute capitals supporting a scrolled frieze and dentillated cornice. Below the cornice, opening oval lights. Above it, rectangular lights. Steep pitched roof with clerestory with oval lights. Service wing, Tudor Revival style, has brick ground floor and sham timber framing with roughcast nogging above. Plain tile roofs with similar stacks to the house. Two storeys plus attics. Billiard room, to west, Arts and Crafts style, red brick with timber framed gable and brick nogging. Plain tile roof. Interiors: house has a central hallway with a screen with central rusticated round arch and double columns, flanked by sidelights. Open well wooden stair with square-turned balustrade, coved ceiling with swags and foliage border. Ground floor room on garden front with elliptical arched plaster vault with strapwork, and Renaissance Revival chimneypiece. Matching bookcases in recess. Ground floor room to north has considerable strapwork ornament. Conservatory interior has semicircular T-section trusses on brackets. Quatrefoil columns to aisles, with volute capitals and traceried spandrels. Stone floor with geometrical patterns. Opposite the apse, a round arched fountain, ashlar with mosaic panel, foliage. spandrels, and mask spout. Above it a round arched arcaded window, three lights, and above again, an ashlar balcony on brackets, with an elaborate wrought iron railing. Billiard room has terracotta plaques, 16th century, from Arminghall Hall, Norfolk, a 15th century stone doorcase with four-centred arch and relief panel and moulded door, and re-used linenfold panelling.
Information from (S2).

Monument Types

  • STATUE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CONSERVATORY (Post Medieval to Modern - 1865 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • GARDEN (Post Medieval to Modern - 1865 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1865 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • SPORTS SITE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1865 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • SQUASH COURT (Post Medieval to Modern - 1865 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • STABLE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1865 AD? to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG2506 C-G,H-K,M-N,U-Z,AA-AC.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1998. TG2506/AJ - AL.
---Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
---Unpublished document: Listed Building Consent.
---Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
---Article in serial: Lindley, P. G. 1987. The 'Arminghall Arch' and Contemporary Sculpture in Norwich. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XL Pt I pp 19-43.
---Serial: Pevsner, N.. Buildings of England: Norfolk..
---Photograph: Photograph of conservatory at whitlingham Hopsital, Whitlingham, Trowse with Newton. Colour.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Photograph: CVX 1-7, 8, 15-18.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 1986. Building Report..
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S3>Unpublished document: Arnolds Chartered Surveyors. 2008. Design and Access Statement, Whitlingham Hall, Kirby Road, Trowse.

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