Record Details

NHER Number:6297
Type of record:Building
Name:Sheringham Hall


Sheringham Hall was designed in 1812 by Humphrey Repton for Abbot Upcher and was completed by 1839. It stands on the site of an earlier Jacobean style hall. The present two storey gault brick building has a Tuscan porch to the west and a colonnade to the south.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1333 4233
Map Sheet:TG14SW

Full description

(S1) describes this as built by H. and J.A. Repton 1812 to 1817; red book at house. Two storeys, low pitch, simple windows. Tuscan porch on west, colonnade on south. Three rooms to south front, one large room to east. Staircase projects to north in apse with niches. Corridor on each floor. Early Victorian furnishings including library inserted after house stood empty for twenty years. However in (S2) a plate of the hall dated 1818 shows a building of five bays and two storeys; the end two bays project with bay windows on the ground floor, pedimented. Left of the façade is a three bay wing with a pedimented end bay like a turret, and a pedimented projection to the right. This resembles more Jacobean work.

Are (S1)'s dates correct, or was the plate made from an older painting? This was presumably an older hall on the site it does not sound like Hall Farm (NHER 12558) but neither has yet been visited.

(S3) says that in 1873 H.R. Upcher (great grandfather of Thomas) at Sheringham Hall had a marble inscription in
Latin but Huebner did not know if it were an import or Roman. In 1931 informant reported that no-one in the family had ever heard of it
This last paragraph from (S4).
E. Rose (NAU), 26 January 1982.

However (S5) at time of Hall's sale to National Trust states that though Repton's Red Book was submitted in 1812 the hall was not completed until 1839; this presumably explains the discrepancy in dates.
E. Rose (NAU), 29 August 1986.

In 1815 Abbott Upcher wrote that oak from a wreck at Blakeney and from a granary of Mr Brereton were used in building the hall.
See (S6).
E. Rose (NLA), 5 December 1994.

The matter is complicated by the fact that (S7) states that although the Hall was not occupied until 1839 it was complete by 1817.
E. Rose (NLA), 18 September 2006.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • INSCRIBED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1342 A-F.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TG 1342G - K.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 661-663.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. A picture of paradise. 15 January.
---Article in Serial: Christopher Hussey. 1957. Sheringham Hall, Norfolk - II.. Country Life. 7 February, PP4.
---Article in Serial: Christopher Hussey. 1957. Sheringham Hall, Norfolk- I.. Country Life. 31 January, PP4.
---Leaflet: Guide to Sheringham Hall.
---Directory: Christies. 1986. Sheringham Hall..
---Article in Serial: Hanson, M.. 1987. Trust the National Trust IN Country Life. Country Life.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1987-1997. [Articles on the sale of the lease of Sheringham Hall].
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1993. Heirlooms sold but staying at Hall. 16 January.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. [Photograph of Sheringham Hall].
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-East Norfolk and Norwich. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. p 314.
<S2>Serial: 1818. Excursions Through Norfolk.
<S3>Publication: Huebner, C.I.L.. [unknown]. Vol VII, p 35.
<S4>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S5>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1986. Hall set to become Trust's latest jewel. 28 August.
<S6>Article in Serial: Lucas, R.. 1994. Ships' Timbers.. Vernacular Architecture. Vol 25.
<S7>Designation: English Heritage. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England..

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