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Latitude: 52.5181 / 52°31'5"N
Longitude: 1.0464 / 1°2'47"E
OS Eastings: 606794
OS Northings: 295492
OS Grid: TM067954
Mapcode National: GBR TG4.1DQ
Mapcode Global: VHL8F.3Z21
Entry Name: Besthorpe Hall
Listing Date: 21 July 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1077523
English Heritage Legacy ID: 220299
Location: Besthorpe, Breckland, Norfolk, NR17
Civil Parish: Besthorpe
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: Besthorpe All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
TM 09 NE BESTHORPE
2/52 Besthorpe hall
Country House. c.1560-1590, altered 1881, enlarged 1891 and 1965. Brick with
plain tiled roof. Facade 1881. 2 storeys. 2 storey gabled porch with faceted
buttresses. Ground floor has range of arched windows with sashes, upper floor
mixed. Gabled roof with 2 ridge stacks. South gable C16 in English bond
with pedimented cross casement windows to each floor including attic, the
lower 2 C19 replacements. Gabled head with pinnacles at apex and shoulders.
Range to west beyond is 1891. Ground floor to rear (west front) 1965 but
fragments remain : one 3-light brick cross casement with ovolo mullions,
moulded brick eaves cornice, stepped external stack with crenellations and
double flue. North gable C16. 3-light cross casement to ground flanked by
one 2-light brick mullion window each side, that to right converted to a door.
Pediments over each. Moulded string course separates storeys. C19 replaced
3-light cross casement above with 2 circular lights. String course at eaves
line. Interior largely late C19. One good linen fold panelled door in bedroom.
Attic fireplace has moulded plaster surround pedimented on pilasters.
Listing NGR: TM0679495492
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