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Union House, Gressenhall

Description: Union House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 220765

OS Grid Reference: TF9741417021
OS Grid Coordinates: 597414, 317021
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7148, 0.9212

Location: Litcham Road, Gressenhall, Norfolk NR20 4DR

Locality: Gressenhall
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR20 4DR

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Listing Text

(north west side)

3/18 Union House (formerly
4/12/51 listed as Union Work-

- II

Former workhouse, now museum and offices. 1777. Brick with pantile roofs.
plan main block with a long right-angled adjoining wing forming a courtyard.
Main block. 2 storeys with symmetrical facade flanked by projecting side
wings. 5 bays (not including side wings) with 3 centre bays slightly advanced
and surmounted by a pediment with clockface in tympanum. Sash windows with
glazing bars beneath skewback arches with cambered soffits. 3 centre bays
with an extra intermediate level of pivot windows with glazing bars. 2 door-
ways, one to each side, with semicircular fanlights. Plain platband and
moulded brick modillion cornice. Sawtooth cornice to rear. Arched bell
cupola on roof ridge. Adjoining wing. 2 storeys. 14 bays to eastern branch
and 12 to southern. 2 square, taller, 3-storey blocks at angle and end of
south wing with pyramidal roofs. Former continuous portico of semicircular
arches now glazed with sash windows and some lunettes. Upper storey of sash
windows with glazing bars. Plain platband. Various later additions to rear
of both sections.

Listing NGR: TF9747916977

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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