Record Details

NHER Number:24101
Type of record:Building
Name:Kelling Hall


This brick and flint butterfly-shaped building was built by Edward Maufe for Sir Henri Deterding, chairman of Royal Dutch Petroleum and Shell, in the early 20th century. Built in Arts and Crafts style most of the materials are local although some of the bricks were imported from Holland by barge and traction engine. In the gardens are two pavilions with pyramidal roofs and a small bridge. These were also designed by Maufe.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0906 4174
Map Sheet:TG04SE

Full description

September 1987. Listed, Grade II*.
1913 by E.B. Maufe for H.W. Deterding, director of Royal Dutch Petroleum. Butterfly plan, five bays, double pile with two storeys and attic and four lower two storeyed wings one in each angle. Square knapped flint with brick dressings and vertical stripes; plain tiles. Tall chimneys. Small bricks especially imported from Holland.
For very detailed description, exterior and interior, see (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 23 October 1987.

The listing includes, as grade II, all the formal gardens and their buildings.

(S3) says the dates of building were actually 1905 to 1910 and that the Dutch bricks were brought by barge and then by traction engine.
E. Rose (NLA), 7 November 1997.

Febraury 2009.
Planning permission for a garden room, pool room and garage extension.
See (S4) and (S5)
H. White (NLA), 7 April 2009

Monument Types

  • BRIDGE (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
  • GARDEN (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
  • GARDEN HOUSE (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

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

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0941 J,K.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1996. [Photograph of Kelling Hall]. 31 July.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---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 580; Pl 114.
---Unpublished Document: Pike Partnership. 2009. Design and Access Statement. Kelling Hall.
---Photograph: Photograph of Kelling Hall,Kelling. Black & white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1151974.
<S2>Article in Serial: Franklin, F.. April 1975. Edwardian Butterfly Houses.. Architectural Review.
<S3>Publication: Hooton, J.. The Glaven Ports. p. 259.
<S4>Unpublished Document: 2011. Planning Application.

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