Record Details

NHER Number:12561
Type of record:Building
Name:Hall Farm, now known as Home Farm

Summary

A mid 18th century farmhouse probably designed by William Kent. The house has a central pedimented three-storey gable and lunette windows.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7873 2785
Map Sheet:TF72NE
Parish:HOUGHTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Informant [1] states built as the New Inn about 1730; later the Kings Head; became farm 1845.
Part of the New Holkham layout; main north facade of 5 bays, 2 storeys. Centre bay projecting and slightly raised with lunette and pediment. Brick rusticated quoins. Penthouses to half height each side. Excellent condition.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 2 June 1977.

1983.
Building since deteriorated and now under restoration.
Had been divided into two dwellings in 19th century and now reconverted to one.
Interiors have little of interest remaining visible, except in western ground floor room of south (rear) elevation, one beam with interesting stops clearly a descendant of 17th century styles.
Also upstairs an original fireplace.
Cellar is however most interesting, brick steps to passage from which three barrel vaulted rooms run off, one with winebins, and square holes between them; one room has brick drain in floor (see architect's plans in file).
Back stairs on plan to be removed are modern.
19th century rear wooden extension, 2 storeys below rear pediment, to be demolished (original rear elevation similar to north).
Back garden wall contains stone blocks, probably from building of Houghton Hall rather than medieval.
E. Rose (NAU) 9 January 1984.

Monument Types

  • CELLAR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FARMHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1304571.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Photograph: Rose, E.. 1983. Unknown photograph.
---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. p 435.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CLX 22-28.

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44200Parent of: Hall Farm Barn or Home Farm Barn (Building)

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