Record Details

NHER Number:8498
Type of record:Building
Name:Salhouse Hall


This hall originates in the Elizabethan period but little of this architecture is now visible. The present building is of 19th century castellated brick with angle shafts, turrets and a porch tower. To the east there is an interesting variety of garden buildings and a gateway dated to 1847. Other associated buildings that have been identified include stables, schoolroom, kennels, a coach house and a derelict dovecote (NHER 8499). Sadly the house now stands semi-derelict.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3019 1457
Map Sheet:TG31SW

Full description

23 February 1978. Visit by E. Rose (NAU).
Bolingbroke Collection calls this hall Elizabethan but nothing of original work visible if this is so. The present building is of 19th century castellated brick with angle shafts, turrets, porch tower etc. To the east are many outbuildings, towers etc. in similar style; the gateway is dated to 1847. However, a barn is surprisingly dated to 1764 - obviously a later remodelling. Set in a rear window frame is fragment of Renaissance woodwork dated 1662. The Bolingbroke Collection claims a door from Nutting's House, Norwich, Perpendicular style but dated 1597, is set in boundary wall near the lodge; but the only lodge marked on the Ordnance Survey, to south on main road, has gone and there is no trace of door or wall. The house now semi-derelict and used as car-breakers, apparently.
E. Rose (NAU) 23 February 1978.

S. Ashley (NAU) states there is an interesting variety of garden buildings around the grounds.
E. Rose (NAU) 17 March 1982.

1984 listing says the building is 18th century and altered in the 19th with perhaps older core. Rainhead dated 1765. Date 1764 is on stables; there is also schoolroom, kennels, coach house etc.
E. Rose (NAU).

Photo in file.

[1] state that there is a room with walls tiled in Dutch tiles, and also a derelict dovecote (see NHER 8499).
E. Rose (NLA) 17 September 1999.

(S1) reports repair works in February 2006 have revealed the former front wall of the Elizabethan house, with diaperwork, now the rear wall of the Victorian house. The roof line was raised and the building was probably once thatched. The Dutch tiles mentioned above were stolen in recent years.
E. Rose (NLA) 17 February 2006.

Monument Types

  • DOVECOTE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (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 1050860.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 652.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1994. Time for some old-fashioned matchmaking. 2 November.
---Photograph: Photograph of Salhouse Hall, Salhouse. Colour.
---Publication: Willins, E.P. (ed. By Thos. Garratt). 1890. Some Old Halls and Manor Houses in the County of Norfolk.. Pl 31.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CBK12.
<S1>*Verbal Communication: White, P. (Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust). 2006. [unknown]. 17 February.

Related records

MNO5632Related to: Boundary wall, gateway and barn to west of Salhouse Hall SALHOUSE (Revoked)
55719Related to: Boundary Wall, Gateway and Barn west of Salhouse Hall (Building)
MNO5644Related to: Boundary walls to west and north-west of Salhouse Hall SALHOUSE (Revoked)
55720Related to: Boundary Walls west and north of Salhouse Hall (Building)
MNO6313Related to: Coach House at north-west corner of court-yard to Salhouse Hall SALHOUSE (Revoked)
55721Related to: Coach House north-west of Salhouse Hall (Building)
MNO6309Related to: Salhouse Hall, inc Schoolroom & Animal Shelters in court-yard to north SALHOUSE (Revoked)
MNO5621Related to: Stables approx 30m NW of Salhouse Hall, inc boundary wall to south SALHOUSE (Revoked)
55722Related to: Stables north-west of Salhouse Hall (Building)

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