Record Details

NHER Number:6521
Type of record:Building
Name:Letheringsett Hall


A post medieval country house with associated buildings and structures. The house is built of brick and has a slate roof. Its exact date is uncertain, although 1770 and 1809 have been suggested as possible dates for some of the construction work. A set of 19th century stables incorporating a coach house and a dovecote stand close by. To the southwest is a 19th century pedestrian tunnel which passes under the Holt to King's Lynn road. The landscape park (NHER 44219) associated with the house includes an Orangery, a root house and a water supply system.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0607 3888
Map Sheet:TG03NE

Full description

Great house 1770 or 1809.
Important early columned porch Grade II*.
Stables 1843 Grade II.
Tunnel under the road 1808.

Root house with medieval fragments, listed Grade II, now NHER 42794.
Fountain, listed Grade II, now NHER 42796.

See brief notes in file. (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NA), 6 April 1990.

April 2006.
House built about 1770 by Brereton family. Extended by William Hardy after he acquired it in 1803 - he rebuilt the east front and added a portico on the south side.
Information from (S2).
Gault brick, green slate roof. Plan is irregular. Rear extension of 1832.
Possibly rebuilt after 1770, rather than built in that year. Exact date/s of the building and the different phases are uncertain.
Stables of 1843 include a coach house and a central dovecote. They are of brick and flint with five arched openings.
The tunnel is listed. It is lined with flintwork and has a brick vault and a southern brick arch.
Information from (S3) in file.
The tunnel is a pedestrian tunnel; it passes under the Holt to King's Lynn rad, southwest of the hall.
Information from (S4).
D. Robertson (NLA), 6 April 2006.

Monument Types

  • DOVECOTE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FOUNTAIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TUNNEL (18th Century to 21st Century - 1800 AD to 2100 AD)
  • COUNTRY HOUSE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1809 AD to 2100 AD)
  • COACH HOUSE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1850 AD to 2100 AD)
  • STABLE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1850 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Article in Serial: Durst, D.. 2004. Letheringsett Watermill.. NIAS Journal. Vol 7, no 4. p 37.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Hooton, J.. 1997. The Glaven ports: a maritime history of Blakeney, Cley and Wiveton in North Norfolk.. p 114. p 202.
---Article in Serial: David Watkin. 1967. Letheringsett Hall, Norfolk.. Country Life. 5 January, PP4.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1986. Spotlight on elegant estate. 29 March.
<S2>Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 586.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NLA). 2005. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S4>Article in Serial: Durst, D.. 1993. Letheringsett: Industrial Archaeology in a Rural Setting. Part I - Introduction.. NIAS Journal. Vol 5, No 3, pp 200-205. pp 202, 204.

Related records

44219Parent of: Letheringsett Park (Monument)
MNO5770Related to: Summerhouse in grounds of Letheringsett Hall Holt Road LETHERINGSETT (Revoked)

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