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Merton Hall Gatehouse, Merton

Description: Merton Hall Gatehouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 220072

OS Grid Reference: TL9111697765
OS Grid Coordinates: 591116, 297765
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5442, 0.8170

Location: Merton, Norfolk IP25 6QJ

Locality: Merton
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP25 6QJ

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Listing Text

TL 99 NW

4/35 Merton Hall Gatehouse


G.V. II*

Gatehouse, now estate office. 1613. Brick with ashlar dressings and plain
tiled roof. 2 storeys on brick plinth. Semi circular doorway glazed in C20,
flanked by paired Tuscan columns on high bases. Entablature at first floor
level interrupts continuous string course of bowtells under hood. Single cross
mullioned stone casements of 3-lights to left and right under pediments.
Octagonal corner turrets. 3 shaped gables close cross gabled roofs and partly
contain first floor cross mullioned casements with pediments. Clock in central
gable head. Central timber cupola. Letters R.G. on first floor. 2 rainwater
heads dated 1620. South and north gables shaped on square shoulders, latter
with 2 first floor windows under pediments. External stacks with tall star
capped octagonal shafts C19. Rear elevation similar to front. Punched
balustraded wall continues west to enclose original courtyard leading to brick
wall with coping and octagonal corner turret at return.

Listing NGR: TL9111697765

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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