|Type of record:||Building|
|Name:||Mergate Hall and Dower House|
A 17th century manor house, probably on the site of an earlier building, in which Queen Elizabeth I is reputed to have stayed. The house contains extensive 17th century wooden panelling. A nearby barn, dating from the 17th century, was also used as a dower house.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TM 18259 99390|
|Parish:||BRACON ASH, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Great house, very elaborate, of 17th century date; probably no older remnants, despite claims.
18th and 19th century extensions. Much original and 18th century woodwork but some is from elsewhere.
Adjacent contemporary barn and cottages.
Listed grade II*.
See (S1) and (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 26 July 1990.
- BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- DOWER HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Associated Finds - none
- Listed Building
- Listed Building
Sources and further reading
|---||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985-2000. [Sale advertisements for Mergate Hall]. |
|---||Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1050692. |
|---||Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans. |
|---||Map: Bryant. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk. |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 211-212. |
|---||Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-West and South Norfolk. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. p 94. |
|---||Publication: Willins, E.P. (ed. By Thos. Garratt). 1890. Some Old Halls and Manor Houses in the County of Norfolk.. Pl 34, Pl 35. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|<S1>||Unpublished Document: Unknown. 1953. 'Historical Survey' from Coronation Day Programme. |
|<S2>||Monograph: Hitchin-Kemp, F., Kemp, T.T., Kemp, D.W., Kemp-Welch, L.E.. 1902. A general history of the Kemp and Kempe families of Great Britain and her colonies.. pp 54-60. |
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