Record Details

NHER Number:4002
Type of record:Building
Name:St German's Hall or St Germaine's Hall


St German's Hall is a late 17th century house with two stepped gables with large chimney stacks. It has a Georgianised centre with a porticoed doorway, and to the southwest is a 17th century square garden house of rusticated brick with a pyramidal roof.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 5961 1416
Map Sheet:TF51SE

Full description

Late 17th century with two stepped gables and large chimney stacks at ends front has two slightly projecting wings one of two stories, the other of one with an altered window; they frame a Georgianised centre with porticoed doorway. At SW corner is a square garden house of rusticated brick with pyramidal roof, now derelict. Whole is rather dilapidated. Visited by E. Rose (NAU), 17 May 1976.

It is claimed the stepped gables are Elizabethan and that the central section was rebult 1650-1700.
E. Rose (NAU).

1984. Listing (S1) notes as mid 17th, altered early 18th century. Original beams in hall but overmantel etc 19th century. Garden house given as 17th century.
E. Rose (NAU).

To the rear of the house is a mid 20th century outbuilding constructed of ecclesiastical-style masonry, and paved with gravestones. It is said that these were obtained from a “demolished Fen chapel” by previous owners, but no details are known. (S2)
E. Rose (NLA), 17 October 2007.

Construction of a detached Pool Room/Summer House within the footprint of the former stable building has been proposed.
See (S3-4) for further details.
H. Hamilton (NLA), 18 June 2008.

Monument Types

  • GARDEN HOUSE (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 51 SE 3.
---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 777-778.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S2>*Verbal Communication: John Selby. 2007. [unknown]. October 16.
<S3>Unpublished Document: 2011. Planning Application.
<S4>Unpublished Document: Cable, I.. 2008. Design and Access Statement for Proposed Pool Room/Summer House (Revised Design) St Germans Hall Wiggenhall St Germans. March 2008.

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