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Oxburgh Estate - Hall

Oxborough, near Swaffham, Norfolk, PE33 9PS

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Summary

  • View information about opening hours.
  • Amenities in this building include: exhibition rooms and historic interiors.
  • The most accessible entrance has a slight ramp/slope and manual doors.
  • This entrance is located in the courtyard.
  • There are 3 floors once inside.
  • Other floors can be accessed via: stairs.
  • There is step-free access to the ground floor only once inside.
  • Access into the hall is via a ramp.
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff/volunteers can describe the layout and access around the site.
  • The following are also available: seating, large print information and Braille information.
  • This site is not part of the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme.
  • Toilet and changing facilities available include: a toilet with some adaptations.
  • The toilet with adaptations for disabled people surveyed can be found off the main courtyard, next to the entrance for the hall.
  • There is a separate exit.
  • The exit has manual doors.
  • Visitors can exit the hall via the entrance if necessary.

Equipment and Resources to Borrow

  • You can borrow or hire the following equipment: manual wheelchairs and a mountain trike. It is highly recommended that these are booked in advance, where this is possible. Please check the National Trust website for details.
  • You can borrow these from visitor reception. View more information about booking and collection of equipment.
  • You can borrow or hire the following mobility vehicles: a mobility scooter. It is highly recommended that these are booked in advance, where this is possible. Please check the National Trust website for details.

Route to (the Hall)

  • Access to the hall is through the admissions arch straight ahead and then left into the Oxburgh Hall courtyard.
    The hall is directly ahead as you pass through the gates.
  • The route to the area is step-free level.
  • Path surfaces along the route are paving stones and bonded gravel.
  • The majority of the paths are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There is no accessible shuttle to this area.

Entrance

  • The entrance surveyed is located in the main courtyard.
  • There is step-free access via ramp at the entrance.
  • The slight ramp is between 75cm and 150cm wide, with handrails on both sides.
  • There are double manual doors which open away from you.
  • The width of the opening is 135cm.

Tour

  • The tour is self-guided but volunteers/staff are available to provide additional information.
  • The tour takes approximately 45 minutes.
  • There is stepped access along the tour route.
  • There are doorways or openings used on the tour which are under 75cm wide.
  • The majority of walkway widths are between 120cm and 180cm.
  • The tour can not be adapted to avoid inaccessible areas.
  • Areas with stepped access only can be experienced by visitors via an information booklet and a photo album.
  • There is no (or very little) background noise along the tour route.
  • Tour information includes the following formats: information booklets and pictorial.
  • The tour does not have a hearing assistance system.
  • There are chairs with armrests at regular intervals along the tour.
  • Some flooring along the tour route is smooth and even.
  • Where the flooring is not smooth or even, this is due to carpet and uneven floorboards.
  • Some of the flooring includes large repeating patterns in bold colours, which may look like steps or holes to some people.
  • Lighting levels are low along parts of the tour route.

Stairs (to the First Floor)

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
  • There are more than 20 steps between floors.
  • The steps are not clearly marked with a handrail on the left going up.
  • The highest step is 16cm high.
  • There is a spiral staircase in addition to this one which accesses the same area.
  • Lighting levels are low.

Exit (to the Courtyard from the Ground Floor)

  • The exit is located at the north side of the hall.
  • There is step-free level access at the exit.
  • There are double manual doors (with one door locked) which opens towards you.
  • The width of the opening is 67cm.
  • There is a second manual door which opens towards you.
  • The width of the opening is 68cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the exit with a height of less than 1.5cm.

Toilet with Adaptations (Courtyard - Ambulant - Right Hand Transfer)

  • This toilet is located to the right as you enter the main courtyard.
  • There is step-free level access into the toilet.
  • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the door.
  • The door is manual, opens outwards and has a high colour contrast with the surrounding walls.
  • The width of the toilet door opening is 90cm.
  • The door has a locking handle.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the doorway with a height of less than 1.5cm.
  • The dimensions of the cubicle are 145cm x 209cm and it does not have a 150cm x 150cm turning space.
  • There is a lateral transfer space to the right of the seat but it is obstructed.
  • The lateral transfer space is 75cm from the side of the toilet pan to the wall.
  • There is a spatula flush on the right transfer side.
  • The following grab rails are available: a horizontal grab rail on the door, a horizontal grab rail on the non transfer side, a vertical grab rail on the transfer side and vertical grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • The following fixtures can be reached from the toilet seat: toilet roll holder and wash basin.
  • The following fixtures cannot be reached from the toilet seat: soap dispenser and hand dryer.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 98cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever.
  • The height of the wash basin is 74cm.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 107cm.
  • The height of the hand dryer is 90cm.
  • The height of the baby change is 100cm.
  • There is a pull cord emergency alarm but it is not at a recommended height (within 10cm from the floor).
  • There is not a shelf.
  • The cubicle has: a waste bin with lid, a nappy/incontinence items bin and a sanitary bin.
  • The cubicle does not have a full length mirror and coat hooks.
  • The following have a high colour contrast with their surroundings: the internal door, all grab rails, the dropdown rail, the floor and the toilet seat.
  • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • The ramp is located at an initial door that leads to the corridor that the accessible toilet is located in.
    The ramp is between 75cm and 150cm wide, with no handrails.
    The door is permanently open and has a width of 90cm.