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Beeston Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ashmanhaugh, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7398 / 52°44'23"N

Longitude: 1.4528 / 1°27'10"E

OS Eastings: 633175

OS Northings: 321393

OS Grid: TG331213

Mapcode National: GBR XHY.83F

Mapcode Global: WHMT4.9D1F

Entry Name: Beeston Hall

Listing Date: 2 April 1976

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1049924

English Heritage Legacy ID: 224332

Location: Ashmanhaugh, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR12

County: Norfolk

District: North Norfolk

Civil Parish: Ashmanhaugh

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Beeston St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TG 32 SW

2/1 Beeston Hall


G.V. II*

House. 1784-87. Probably by Sir William Wilkins the Elder. Brick faced
with knapped coursed flint and with ashlar dressings. Slate roof. 2 storeys
and attics. North front bay system 2:3:2, the centre projecting. String
course at first floor. Gothick style. Central gabled and glazed porch 1870
flanked by one ogeed window right and left. At first floor a central arched
window flanked by ogee niches. Lateral bays with arched windows each floor
below ashlar eaves cornice. All windows are sashes with glazing bars beneath
hood moulds on labels. Gabled roof with 3 stacks each of 6 clustered flues.
At corners octagonal pinnacles extend into crocketed finials. West gable
wall pierced by 3 4-centred sashes each floor, 2 of which are blind. String
course continues. 4-light 4-centred attic casement. All windows under hoods
on labels as before. Crenellated gable. 7 bay south facade of 2 storeys.
Ground floor sashes under 4-centred arches, first floor sashes square headed,
all windows with glazing bars. String course, eaves cornice and crenellated
parapet continue. East gable partly obscured by early C19 kitchen range.
One 3-light attic casement and partly blocked first floor windows remain.
Crenellated parapet. Interior. Gothic elements confined to entrance hall
and scattered details in north rooms. South rooms in Georgian style, the
4-centred ground floor windows being square on interior. Hall. 4-centred
ceiling plastered with thin arches, the apexes meeting on centre line. 4-
centred roll moulded fireplace. 4-centred doorways under hoods on labels
lead left (to staircase hall), right (to study) and ahead (to ante-room).
Double doors enlivened by trefoiled arches. Rear of ante-room door Georgian
panelled. Ante-Room is oval with flattened lateral walls. 4 semi-circular
headed cupboard niches. Panelled doors in heavy surrounds reused from old
Hall (demolished 1785) lead to Drawing and Dining rooms. Drawing Room with
large frame wall panelling and leaf scroll cornice. Dining Room has dado.
panelling and modillion cornice. Staircase. Open cut staircase with wreathed
and ramped handrail on diamond section balusters. Scrolled tread ends.
Balustrade returns at first floor to form gallery. Country Life 3 February

Listing NGR: TG3317521393

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