Record Details

NHER Number:3157
Type of record:Building
Name:Bawdeswell Hall


A 17th century great house that was refurbished and added to during the 19th century. It is built of brick, two storeys tall with attics and has a number of Tudor style chimneys. Some of the associated outbuildings may date to the 18th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0528 2024
Map Sheet:TG02SE

Full description

Dated to 1633 on Ordnance Survey maps and by (S1), but this appears to be a mistake based on the clamp irons which really say 1683.
R. Rickett (NAU).

December 1951. Listed, Grade II.
Dated 1683, refurbished 1861. Brick, rough E-plan, west wing and porch of 1861. Two storeys and attics. Nine bay façade of Victorian imitation windows, some in original openings. Single storey 19th century canted bays on wing ends. Original plat band with ovolo moulded lower edge. 19th century dentilled cornice and shaped gables, originals on west gable main block and east projecting wing. Several Tudor style moulded chimney shafts. Two original openings, one blocked, in east façade. Initials 'CS' on drainpipe heads. Extensive later rear alterations.
Information from (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 10 August 1984.

June 1999.
Briefly seen; north shaped gable of east wing is also dated 1861, but its south gable as stated is of 1683. Among the outbuildings are some with brick from before about 1780 and some with later brick.
E. Rose (NLA), 27 June 1999.

(S3) and copy of (S4) in file.

Monument Types

  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0520A, B,.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 02 SE 3.
---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 381.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Bawseswell.
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-East Norfolk and Norwich. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. p 84.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1342525.
<S3>Photograph: CCC 11-12.
<S4>Publication: 1980. Norfolk Fair. July.

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