Record Details

NHER Number:44221
Type of record:Building
Name:Former dairy or venison house in Lexham Hall Park


This former dairy was built around 1850. The octagonal flint and gault brick structure has a copper roof. Inside is a slate shelf set on Roman Doric columns and decorative floor tiles.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 86601 17163
Map Sheet:TF81NE

Full description

Octagonal dairy (S1) and venison larder (S2) both dated around 1850; are these the same building?
E. Rose (NLA).

Former dairy. Around 1850. Flint with gault brick dressings and copper roof. Octagonal plan. Opposing doorways (one blocked) with two-centred arched heads with gauged brick voussoirs. Similar opposing windows with two-light Y-traceried frames and decorative ironwork. Slate shelf set on Roman Doric columns with capitals and abaci. Decorative encaustic floor tiles and white glazed wall tiles.
For more information see listed buildings description.
M. Dennis (NLA), 4 April 2006.

Monument Types

  • DAIRY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GAME LARDER (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.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 322.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. A new lease of life for estate's farm buildings. 4 February.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England..
<S2>Unpublished Document: Norfolk County Council. [unknown]. Inventory of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Norfolk..

Related records

4089Related to: Lexham Hall (Building)
30469Related to: Lexham Hall Park (Monument)
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