Record Details

NHER Number:9501
Type of record:Building
Name:Ketteringham Hall and Stables


A late 16th century house extensively rebuilt and remodelled by the architects Allason and Jekyll after a fire in the 19th century. The house was redesigned in the Gothick style and has battlements, buttresses, pinnacles and Gothick windows and doorways. A single storey hall was added to the west in 1840, and was built in Perpendicular style and was used for special social occasions. The house also has a conservatory, dating to about 1840, and a gazebo. The late 19th century stables have two octagonal gate turrets with inset Greek marble stelae dating to the 2nd century BC.


  • The gardens at Ketteringham Hall  © Norfolk County Council


Grid Reference:TG 1646 0254
Map Sheet:TG10SE

Full description

Said to have Tudor core but exterior of 1852 in Tudor style. However rear and plan may be original.
Now offices for Lotus Cars.
In stable yard two important Roman tombstones from East Mediterranean, plaque of about 1670; other objects in grounds (see also NHER 14207).
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 6 January 1983.

The house is listed Grade II, the walls with the tombstones II*, several other walls etc are Grade II, see (S2) for details.

Architects plans (1996) in file.

Gateway turrets and ranges, 1899, red brick, plain tiles. Octagonal 2-storeyed gate turret with projecting embattled parapet having double sawtooth brick cornice; recessed single segmental headed lights. Turret face with Greek stela relief marbles, late 2nd century BC. Forward attached single storeyed range with loft, crowstepped gables; 2 segmental headed carriage doorways, crow-stepped dormer above.
Information from (S2).
S. Spooner (NLA) 12 April 2006

The caryatids in the garden of Ketteringham Hall were discovered to be the originals from the Nelson Monument in Great Yarmouth. They were cast in 1819 in London, and were removed from the Nelson Monument in 1896. It appears that at this time they were acquired by the owner of Ketteringham Hall and put on display in the garden.
For further information see correspondence and photographs (S3) from [1] in file and (S4).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 22 August 2006.

The hall was used as a headquarters for United State Army Air Force 2nd Division during World War Two.
Information from (S5).
M. Dennis (NLA), 25 August 2006.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • GRAVESTONE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: BPD 15-16a.
---Aerial Photograph: TG1602 C-F.
---Article in Serial: Sneff, R.. 1985. Drei Hellenistische Grabrelief in Ketteringhall Hall.. No 8. pp 81-92.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1984. Building Report.. Building Report.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Girouard, M.. 1978. Country Houses of Britain..
---Monograph: Girouard, M.. 1980. Life in the English country house: a social and architectural history.. 2.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. Lotus quits home fit for a queen. 20 August.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. [Photographs of Ketteringham Hall].
---Monograph: Michaelis, A.. 1882?. Ancient Marbles in Great Britain..
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 455-456.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Ketteringham.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2003. Victorian mansion available for office. 15 March.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2006. Britannia's statues found. 5 May.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Correspondence: Various. 1983. Letters.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S3>Photograph: Parker, M.. 2006. Photographs of caryatids and headstops on Ketteringham Church. Digital.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2006. [unknown]. 5 May. pp 2-3.
<S5>Website: 2nd Air Division Memorial Library. 2001.

Related records

44336Parent of: Ketteringham Hall gardens (Monument)
44333Parent of: Ketteringham Park (Monument)
44334Parent of: Kitchen gardens, Ketteringham Hall (Building)

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