Internal porch with Gothick inner doors, recycled from an early C19 glazed screen probably contemporary with the porch and removed in the 1960s (ex info Mr Heaton). Grained timber with intersecting tracery above panels with blind quatrefoils. L-shaped hall with N facing bay at the dais end. 3 chamfered stopped cross-beams. Early C19 geometric floor. Large fireplace from the Gothick phase with 4-centred arch and blind traceried spandrels, pilasters and frieze, the latter with heraldic shields. 12 painted heraldic quarries (repaired), formerly in the Gothick porch, are resited in the hall windows. At the dais end, 3 Jacobean double ovolo-moulded door cases with scroll stops. That leading to the stair, R of the fireplace, is original, the 2 parlour ones are C19 copies. The door cases have carved brackets and pendentives to arched heads with raised geometric ornaments to the spandrels and small, plain bosses to the voussoirs. Original boarded door to stairwell with applied pilasters, brackets and pendentives; contemporary ironwork. Similar doors to the 2 parlour entrances.
The NW parlour has a fine interior of the c1725-1750 - the Greek key pattern may be later. Large field panelling with shouldered surrounds above an alternately advanced and recessed dado with moulded rail and plinth; similar cornice. The reverse of the entrance door is 6-panelled, raised and fielded; matching blind door to the N. Black marble chimney-piece with depressed arched head, scrolled brackets and fluted key. Classical landscape above in a part-gilded, shouldered egg-and-dart moulded frame with scrolled pediment with urn and foliate swags. There is an applied key pattern around the picture. Flanking the fireplace 2 fine shell niches, shouldered with fluted and gilded pilasters and scrolled keys. The upper niches are heavily gadrooned. 2 tiers of edge-gilt shaped shelves. Contemporary pelmet over window with scrolled pediment and key pattern. The key pattern also appears on 2 boxed ceiling beams.
The SW parlour, with a slightly higher ceiling that the NW, has a 3-bay geometric plaster ceiling with interlocking squares and octagons enriched with floral sprigs in the Tudor manner. Tudor style fireplace, rebuilt in the C20.
Both NW and SW parlours have fine secret-nailed oak floors.
2 further contemporary doorcases at the service end of the hall, details as before. That to L of the fireplace has a contemporary door (formerly 2-part), originally serving the buttery. Contemporary door and doorcase to cellar. 2-phase cellar, partly brick-vaulted, includes a water system of piped spring water into a stone cistern, the water exits under the floor to feed the duck pond in the poultry court. At the E (service) end of the hall an entrance as before leading to a service passage with kitchen and pantry off, the (blocked) entrance to the former having a contemporary moulded and carved doorcase with ogival head terminating in a carved trefoil. White marble chimney-piece, recycled from upstairs, with timber lugged and carved surround and frieze as before and 3-tiered cornice.
Plain main stair to first floor of c1725-1750. Single flight with plain newels, panelled sides and pilasters in grained pine. Great chamber above hall originally C-shaped, the removal of a closet partition gives it a reversed J plan. C18 raised and fielded panelling with moulded dado rail. The cornice is contemporary with the removal of the closet partition. Chimney-piece and doors as before in the NW parlour. Additional Rococo chimney-pieces in the rooms off, that in the SW room the finest, and all with later classical iron grates.
Contemporary Tudor-arched stone fireplace to 2nd floor gallery with ovolo-moulded jambs and replaced lintel; similar chimney-pieces to the outer rooms on the S side.