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Merton Hall Shellhouse 340 Metres West South West of Merton Hall, Merton

Description: Merton Hall Shellhouse 340 Metres West South West of Merton Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 220158

OS Grid Reference: TL9085497628
OS Grid Coordinates: 590854, 297628
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5430, 0.8131

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

SP 4/70 5 Merton Hall Shellhouse
340 metres west south
west of Merton Hall


Garden house. Circa 1846 by Edward Blore, architect. Brick with some stone dressings.
Interior faced entirely with seashells. Corrugated tile roof. Tudor style. Single
storey with clasping polygonal buttresses to each angle surmounted by stone pepper-
pot finials. Crowstep gables with pepperpot apex finials. Entrance in gable-end
with 4-centred arch of timber forming spandrels. Part-glazed panelled door. Ovolo-
moulded arched flanking windows with a similar larger window in gable. 5 similar
blind arches to one gutter wall. 2 cusped Gothic windows with oculi in between to
other side covered by wooden shutters. Moulded brick dentil cornices. Rear gable-
end with canted oriel window in timber. Crenellated parapet and pediments above
the 3 shuttered openings. Interior. Walls and roof entirely covered with
seashells laid in varied patterns. Mosaic floor. Arched opening to oriel window.

Listing NGR: TL9085497628

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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