Record Details

NHER Number:11810
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Old Buckenham Hall

Summary

This 18th century house was demolished in 1900 and replaced by a neo-Elizabethan mansion, which in turn was burnt down in 1950. One wing of the mansion and a garden wall remain. There is also a ruined post medieval five storey folly tower. Two workshops built in 1900 have been converted into houses. The cricket ground and tree avenue were laid out by Duleep Singh. For the entrance see NHER 46410.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 063 901
Map Sheet:TM09SE
Parish:OLD BUCKENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

18 November 1976. Visit.
Site of 18th century house demolished in 1900 and replaced by neo-Elizabethan mansion, which in turn was burnt down in 1950. Site of this now under lawns except one wing remaining, more in Classical style, with modern additions; also garden wall of great height, approximately 6m (20 feet) adjoining. To north Folly tower of five storeys with stair turrent, ruinous. Old workshops converted into houses - both of 1900. Cricket ground and tree avenue were laid out by Duleep Singh.
E. Rose (NAU), 18 November 1976.

Folly - water tower alone listed.

June 2012. Norfolk NMP.
A series of post medieval garden features are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S4) to the south of Old Buckenham Hall (NHER 11810). They are centred on TM 0634 9006, and consist of a network of possible paths around a central circular feature. They are visible still in existence on the earliest photographs (S1), and as grassmarks on the later ones (S2-S4).
E. Bales (NMP), 19th June 2012.

Monument Types

  • FOLLY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN FEATURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WATER TOWER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WORKSHOP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM0690 A-C,J-K,L-N.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2008. Echoes of a Lost Heritage.. 29 November.
---Photograph: Photograph of water tower/folly at Old Buckenham Hall, Old Buckenham. Black and white.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1707 4114-5 29-AUG-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.. 1984. NHER TM 0690A-C (NLA149/AWM9-11) 27-APR-1984.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.. 1991. NHER TM 0690D-K (NLA296/GJD9-14) 04-OCT-1991.
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1995. OS/95514 248-9 09-APR-1995 (NMR).

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