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Bilney House Including Adjacent Outbuildings, Beetley

Description: Bilney House Including Adjacent Outbuildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 220752

OS Grid Reference: TF9576619398
OS Grid Coordinates: 595766, 319398
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7368, 0.8983

Location: Folly Lane, Beetley, Norfolk NR20 4HN

Locality: Beetley
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR20 4HN

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Listing Text

(east side)
East Bilney

3/5 Bilney House including
adjoining outbuildings

- II

Former rectory. 1836 by William Donthorn for Reverend Henry Collison. Brick
with stone dressings and slate roofs. Gothick style. 2 storeys with attic
and extensive cellars. 3-bay entrance facade with central 2-storey gabled
porch. 3-centred entrance arch with carved spandrels and a 2-leaf panelled
front door. Gable with arms and traceried peak finial. Polygonal angle
pilasters rising to form crenellated turrets on external corners including
porch. A pair of 3-light mullion windows with cusped ogee traceried heads
to ground floor. 3 2-light first floor windows in similar style. All windows
with rectangular hood moulds and carved head label stops. Moulded plinth
coping, stringcourse and cornice. Plain parapet. Single storeyed service
adjunct to north with 2-light window in similar style and a single light cusped
window. Garden facade irregular with a slightly projecting gabled bay to
east side with polygonal angle pilasters forming crenellated turrets supported
on corbels at first floor level. Canted bay with tall traceried parapet.
Blocked or intentionally blind lancet window in gable. Windows in same style
as entrance facade with 3-light windows to ground floor and first floor of
projecting bay, and 3 single light windows to first floor. Former stables
to east and servants' quarters to north both connected by tall walls with
blind lancet windows and pilasters. Various later additions to rear of main
block. Interior retains many original fittings including plasterwork, fire-
places and stained glass all in a distinctive Gothick style.

Listing NGR: TF9576619398

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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