Marlingford "Old" Hall
(Grid Ref: TG 133 092)

Lobby entranced house dated 1608 was built for Clement Jermy and given a new south facade in 1679 after being bought by Nathaniel Life. Brick front with two stepped attic gables. Windows of the cross type in five bays and two storeys. The doorway with Doric pilasters and triglyph frieze is a Georgian alteration. Inside is a staircase with turned balusters and panelled newel-posts, probably part of the 1679 remodelling.Several panelled rooms, the panelling raised and fielded, and also, above fireplace, three painted landscape panels.

Ref: Pevsner, N. 1974. The Buildings of England - Norfolk.


It would seem that the original hall was within a moat lying west of the church. This may have been owned by the Paston's and sold around 1572 to Robert Jermy of Norwich. He gave it to his second son, Thomas Jermy, who settled here and married Constance, daughter of Sir John Phippes, who left it to their only son Clement Jermy. The Old Hall bears the dates 1608 in stone and 1679 in irons and the initials C.I. signifying the builder, Clement Jermy. Clement married Mary, daughter of William Robinson of Norwich, and left it to Edmund Jermy of Marlingford, who married Sarah, daughter of Thomas Buxton of Chanor's Hall in Tibenham, who left it to Francis Jermy of Marlingford and Clement Jermy of Bawburgh. They sold it to Richard Clark, an apothecary in Norwich, who died in 1682.

Refs: Blomefield, F. 1805. Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.
Unknown. 1961. Some Norfolk Halls. Norfolk Archaeology. 32. 193


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