Record Details

NHER Number:6476
Type of record:Building
Name:Cromer Hall


A large house, built in 1829 by Donthorne on the site of an earlier building. The Hall is in the Gothick style, with traceried windows, battlements and bell towers and other Gothick architectural details.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2145 4167
Map Sheet:TG24SW

Full description

Present hall of 1829 by Donthorne, in flint Gothick style.
Altered by Brandon in 1875.
This building replaced a hall, also by Donthorne, completed in 1827 but almost immediately burnt down, which in turn
replaced a building shown as 'rebuilt' on a map of 1747.
The earliest known building on the site is said to have been a Tudor hall with 'secret compartments' said to have been used in smuggling; this was variously known as Ufford's, Arnold's or Wyndham's Hall.
Asymmetrical plan and varied storeys.
Gothic windows, battlements, octagonal chimneys and bell tower.
See (S1), (S2) and (S3).

(S4) gives largely the same information except that map of 1747 is specified as (S5), and Brandon's alterations are given as 1876, for B. B. Cabel.
Part of the hall badly damaged by fire December 1984, see (S6).
E. Rose (NAU) 2 January 1985.

(S7) provides a history and description and includes a number of interior photographs. Copy added to the secondary file.
A. Yardy (HES), 25 August 2011.

Monument Types

  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TG 2141B - J.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.
---Newspaper Article: 2000. Eastern Daily Press. 31 July.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Serial: Pevsner, N.. The Buildings of England..
<S2>Map: Bryant. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.
<S3>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S4>Article in serial: Cozens-Hardy, B. 1961. Some Norfolk Halls. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXII pp 163-208. p 176.
<S5>Map: Bellard. 1747. Map of Cromer.
<S6>Newspaper Article: 1984. Eastern Daily Press. 21 December.
<S7>Article in serial: R. O. Donnell. 2002. Cromer Hall, Norfolk.. Country Life. 10 January.

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58819Related to: South Lodge to Cromer Hall (Building)

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