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Ormesby Old Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ormesby St Margaret, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6705 / 52°40'13"N

Longitude: 1.6968 / 1°41'48"E

OS Eastings: 650038

OS Northings: 314501

OS Grid: TG500145

Mapcode National: GBR YPR.HV7

Mapcode Global: WHNVS.149K

Plus Code: 9F43MMCW+5P

Entry Name: Ormesby Old Hall

Listing Date: 20 February 1952

Last Amended: 4 December 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287569

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402067

Location: Ormesby St. Margaret with Scratby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Ormesby St. Margaret with Scratby

Built-Up Area: Ormesby St Margaret

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Ormesby St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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WITH SCRATBY (north side)

5/30 Ormesby Old Hall (formerly
20.2.52 listed as Ormesby Hall)

G.V. II*

House. Mid C17 but re-fronted and remodelled 1735. Brick with slate roofs.
Double pile plan. South front in header bond only, a great rarity. 2 storeys
in 7 bays, the central 3 bays broken forward under pediment. Central panelled
door in panelled reveals. Timber doorcase of Tuscan columns on high pedestals
supporting Doric entablature. Over door a high relief carving of a bearded
head and fruit and foliage trails. Sash windows with glazing bars beneath
gauged skewback arches. Platband at first floor. Rusticated quoins close
elevation at east and west. Moulded brick eaves cornice below high stone-
capped parapet. Within parapet 2 groups of 10 balusters and on parapet stand
5 stone urns symmetrically disposed. Gabled roof with 2 flat-topped dormers.
4 symmetrical ridge stacks. North elevation betrays C17 origins. 2 storeys
and dormer attic in 8 bays. Gibbsian doorway in third bay from right
containing original pegged and panelled door. Above door is 6-vaned fanlight.
Broken segmental pediment stands on keystones and provides a frame for an urn.
Fenestration of sash windows in flush frames all with glazing bars and
segmental gauged skewback arches. Deep brick ovolo and rolled platband at
first floor, of C17. Eaves platband below parapet. Gabled roof with 3 flat-
topped dormers. Western gable end stack and ridge stack left of centre.
Against western gables is a single storey brick and slate library by R.W. Edis
of 1900 : 4 sashes to west and a Gibbsian French window to north; hipped roof.
Interior. Entrance hall is square with panelled doors within shouldered
architraves leading left and right into principal rooms. Marble fireplace
has acanthus leaf ovolo freize augmented by egg and dart motifs. Ahead a round
arch leads into rear range and staircase. Moulded plaster cornice with
dentilation, egg and dart and guilloche patterning. Room to west with large
framed panelling. Plaster cornice with billet and egg and dart mouldings.
Door architraves shouldered as before. C19 stick baluster staircase with C18
panelled dado. Ramped and wreathed handrail. Stairwell ceiling is plastered.
Rear west room has marble fireplace below a frieze carrying high relief timber
vegetative swag reputedly by Gibbons but more like Ivory. Restrained shouldered
overmantel with egg and dart and guilloche mouldings. To sides and top Rococo
arabesques gaily romp. Modillion cornice to room supported by egg and dart
frieze. Library by Edis (who lived here) is designed round set of glazed
Gothick bookcases. Tentative plaster ceiling. First floor rooms continue with
similar style : large frame panelling, shouldered and decorated doorways,
moulded cornices.

Listing NGR: TG5003814501

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