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IoE Number: 286089
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Date listed: 25 October 1951
Date of last amendment: 25 October 1951
Grade I

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TM 37 SE HEVENINGHAM HALESWORTH ROAD 8/70 Heveningham Hall 25.10.51 GV I Mansion. 1778-80, incorporating early C18 work, by Sir Robert Taylor for Sir Gerald Vanneck, 2nd Baron Huntingfield; interiors c.1781-4 by James Wyatt. Brick and stucco with Coade stone detailing; leaded roof. Two and a half storeys. Symmetrical 23-bay facade extending for some 80m and arranged 3:5:7:5:3. The central block has an arcaded ground floor, rusticated, with a screen of detached giant Corinthian columns above, paired at the corners: these support an entablature and a parapet enriched with garlands, carved panels and sculpture. Flanking pedimented wings of similar design, with 4 engaged giant columns and square pilasters at the corners; these are linked to the central block by slightly recessed sections, arcaded (but not rusticated) on the ground floor, and with enriched panels over the first floor windows and balustrading to the parapet. All the windows are inset sashes with slender glazing bars. Very fine interior. The central entrance hall has a tunnel- vaulted ceiling enriched with stucco decoration and a screen of 4 scagliola columns at each end and scagliola pilasters against the walls; this room is considered to be the finest surviving example of Wyatt's interior design. The main state rooms are to the left of the hall: the dining room (restored after a fire in 1949) and saloon have very fine Adam-type decoration both in stucco and in painted relief (by Biagio Rebecca); Etruscan room also with painted decoration. Well staircase behind hall with painted cast iron balustrade incorporating lead medallions and mahogany handrail. Immediately to the right of the hall is the morning room with a plainer barrel-shaped ceiling and the print room decorated with C18 prints. The east wing, containing the library and drawing room, was gutted by fire in June 1984. Country Life 25.4.08 and 18.9.69.

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