Record Details

NHER Number:22027
Type of record:Building
Name:Southwood Hall


This post medieval great house has a number of associated buildings. The hall is mostly 18th century in date, with 17th and 19th century elements and additions. It has an L-shaped plan and is built of brick with a slate roof. A garden house dates to about 1700 and stands two storeys high with brick walls and a thatched roof. Two 18th century brick barns also survive on site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3966 0543
Map Sheet:TG30NE

Full description

February 1952. Listed, Grade II.
Hall, now farmhouse, 17th century core, early 18th and 19th century additions. Brick (painted) and slate. L-shaped plan. Two storeys; northwestern extension 19th century and slightly lower. Entrance façade with three windows. 19th century door, blank window to northwest above. Northwest corner with rusticated quoins. Southeast wing with 17th century fabric. Windows mainly 20th century but one wooden cross about 1700. Gable and southwest wall flint with brick quoins.
Garden house, about 1700, brick and thatch; square plan two storeys; in angle of garden walls. Doors on both levels. Rusticated angle quoins; hipped roof cross windows.
Two barns.
One 3m northwest of hall dated 1766, red brick, asbestos roof. Three stead with extended brick porch. Barn doors on west gable and east walls; blocked slits below vent holes. Parapet gables with slits, tie irons and string course. Ten bay staggered butt purlin roof with arched braces from wallposts to tiebeams. Date on stone in north gable.
Second barn 200m southeast of hall. Early 18th century; brick and concrete tile; three stead with extended southeast porch. Arched barn doors in southeast gable and northwest wall. Also ten bays and details as other barn though date stone illegible.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 11 December 1985.

Architectural plans (S2) of the southern barn alone in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 11 August 2006.

Monument Types

  • 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

---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 669.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1051447.
<S2>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

Related records

MNO2306Related to: Barn 3 metres NW of Southwood Hall Southwood CANTLEY (Revoked)
55707Related to: Barn north-west of Southwood Hall (Building)
55706Related to: Barn south of Southwood Hall (Building)
MNO2298Related to: Garden house & attached Garden walls, 60m NE of Southwood Hall Southwood CANTLEY (Revoked)
55705Related to: Garden house and attached garden walls, Southwood Hall (Building)
MNO2292Related to: Southwood Hall Southwood CANTLEY (Revoked)

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