Record Details

NHER Number:8956
Type of record:Building
Name:Merton Hall

Summary

An early 17th century gatehouse, late 19th century stables and the surviving section of a post medieval great house. Merton Hall was built of red brick in 1613, with a wing and extra rooms added during the 1830s and 1840s. All but the 1840s wing was destroyed by fire in 1956. The surviving red brick Jacobean style gatehouse to the east of the Hall was built in the early 17th century, just after the Hall. To the west of the gatehouse are the remains of a 17th century walled garden and a late 19th century stables. The stables have been converted into flats and offices.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 9114 9775
Map Sheet:TL99NW
Parish:MERTON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Gatehouse and fragments of hall of 1610 to 1620. Part of original walled garden survives. Wing of 1845; rest burnt down 1956.
See description (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 30 April 1982.

Copy of (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 31 January 2005.

The hall was built of red brick in 1613.
See (S2).
There are differing opinions regarding the date of the gatehouse. (S2) suggests it was completed in 1620; (S3) suggests 1613.
Stables, now flats and offices, are located to the west of the gatehouse. 1898 by Milne and Hall of London. Brick with plain tiled roof. Two to three storeys.
For further information see listed description.
D. Robertson (NLA), 26 June 2006.

September 2008.
Proposal to demolish and reconstruct unstable sections of the walled garden.
See (S4) for further information
H. White (NLA) 12 December 2008

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

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

Sources and further reading

---Designation: Listed Building Consent.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 99 NW 21 [2].
---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 538-539.
---Publication: Willins, E.P. (ed. By Thos. Garratt). 1890. Some Old Halls and Manor Houses in the County of Norfolk.. Pl 36.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Merton.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1982. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Article in Serial: Garnier, R.. 2004. Merton Hall.. Georgian Group Journal. Vol XIV, pp 131-166. vol XIV.
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1076830.
<S4>Unpublished Document: 2008. Design and Access Statement, Merton Hall Estate.

Related records

30516Parent of: Merton Park (Monument)
44543Related to: Merton Hall Brewery (Building)

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