Record Details

NHER Number:13444
Type of record:Building
Name:Hedenham Hall


A 16th century red brick country house with later additions and alterations. The building was originally E-shaped in plan, the façade having five window bays plus two more on the cross wings at either end. The central doorway has fluted columns supporting a decorated frieze. The house was refaced and the interior refitted in the early 18th century. There are good interior features, including a fine staircase of about 1740. Other buildings in the five acre grounds include a 17th century coach house/stable, dog kennels of 1678 and a 17th century walled garden, altered in 1908.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3125 9281
Map Sheet:TM39SW

Full description

Heraldic evidence dates this to before 1576 and the style suggests mid 16th century. Separate kitchen block contemporary or early 17th. Service wing of 1678 later reclad. Dog kennels 1678 and coach house 1697. Important refacing and interior of about 1730 with painting of house 1735 within. Under partial restoration 1985.
See (S1) to (S4) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 4 March 1985.

July 2005. Further examination of building.
The coach house/stable is more probably 1597 than 1697 and has a timber frame. The 17th century walled garden was altered in 1908. Well discovered in service court and unconfirmed report of a Roman coin found there.
See (S5) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 3 August 2005.

Monument Types

  • WELL (Unknown date)
  • ANIMAL HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COACH HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN WALL (16th Century to Early 20th Century - 1600 AD to 1908 AD)
  • ESTATE COTTAGE (17th Century to 21st Century - 1700 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Williamson, T.. 1998. Archaeology of the Landscape Park: Garden Design in Norfolk, England, c. 1680-1840.. BAR (British Series). Vol 268.
---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. pp 392-393.
---Article in Serial: 1988. Bursting the bubble.. Country Life. 27 October, p2.
---Photograph: 1978 - 1990. Dovecote, Hedenham Hall. Print.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1984. Hedenham Hall For Sale. 18 May.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Evening News. 1995. [Sale advertisement Hedenham Hall]. 17 March.
---Photograph: CQW 21-23.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1985. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. Historic home with angels. 23 September.
<S5>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2005. Further Building Report. Building Report.

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