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Report - Salhouse Hall, Norfolk - July 2012

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by Goonie, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Goonie

    Goonie 28DL Full Member
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    Salhouse Hall was built around the mid 16th century although the first record of the hall being lived in was in 1712 by the Ward family. The Ward family owned the hall to 1955.
    This hall is Grade II listed and is made from Red brick with limestone and gault brick detailing and dressings.

    This hall has had features added as building fashions changed, some of the updates were copying old styles it seems.

    Castellations, small turrets and also a Gothic influence crept in mid 1900's.

    The stable and sheds also received extra work, it seems great efforts were made to keep the house updated with the latest trends.

    Inside the house the decoration is similarly mismatched yet colorful and lovely. It is decorated with medieval style shields, stained glass, carved wood panels and carved features.

    Inside there is also an altar rail, cellar and servant bells.

    The outside buildings include stables, a schoolroom, kennels, a coach house and a dovecote. At the moment they are overgrown or closed so it is hard to tell which building is what.

    I read that at one time that a lot of art work was housed at the hall, although none remains.

    For me it seems like the Wards were a creative and passionate family. The family moto "Usque ad mortem fidus" (Faithful even to death) is detailed above the entrance. I have added a close up photo below.

    The land outside was used for village fetes etc and is currently being used for cattle.

    My explore was carried out with an explorer buddy of mine and as we entered we were startled by a loud alarm. This was the first time this had happened to us so we made a hasty retreat. Curious cows ran towards us and we both jumped over a gate to realize that the cows were still miles away.
    This house was too Beautiful to give up on so we re-composed ourselves and after a wait and perimeter walk we went back determined to get some photos.

    As always our intention was to spend some time taking some nicely composed photos but the constant alarm ringing in our ears made for a distracting and constant reminder of the potential threat of a non cow based security team. we rushed around and got some photos. some are below.

    The Hall and some of the land surrounding it.

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    The front door

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    Here is a close up showing the Ward family motto and also the initials of the original owner.

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    A close up of the front and main door.

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    Open and empty.

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    One of the random shields/crests stuck on the wall

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    The Security team

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  2. Philip Krabbe

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    I have an old number of Interiors with an article when the house was lived in by an antiquedealer! Sad to see it now - its so charming and on a manageable size! Hope someone will rescue it before its too late!
     
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    hi my name is lyn and i am a direct desendent of the ward family that owned salhouse thay r my fathers people i would to no more about them i have a couple of pic,s im coming to norfolk on hoilday this yr so i will be going to have a look at what remains of the house also im goin to gunton mill asi no they owned that to, if anyone as any pic,s or info on ward family i would love to hear from u n see some more pictures, thanks lyn
     
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    Salhouse Hall was occupied in the 1990s by an ex antique dealer and collector, a furniture restorer friend of mine rented a room off him and lived there for a while too. He showed me an edition of the World of Interiors magazine from the time featuring photographs of the rooms, but told me that their publication had unfortunately led to a series of break-ins. As a result the aforementioned collector had barricaded most of the windows and doors with antique furniture. He was apparently already a reclusive character, when my friend knew him he was living mainly on scones and jam and did no maintenance to the place; chunks of masonry could regularly be heard falling off parts of the building and down the chimney stacks.
     
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  5. WildBoyz

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    We used to go to Salhouse a fair bit but I never knew of a Hall until I saw this. Fascinating. Such a shame - it is a stunning building.
    Does anyone know which issue of 'Interiors' magazine it is featured in? Would love to see that.
    Presumably it is the 'World of Interiors' magazine?
     
  7. Tim Smith

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    Yes it's featured in the World of Interiors magazine, March 1991.
     
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    Cheers Tim
     
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