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Entrance Gate Curtain Walls and Barn to East of Hunstanton Hall, Old Hunstanton

Description: Entrance Gate Curtain Walls and Barn to East of Hunstanton Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 221245

OS Grid Reference: TF6924041814
OS Grid Coordinates: 569240, 341814
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9470, 0.5174

Location: Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6JS

Locality: Old Hunstanton
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE36 6JS

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Listing Text


7/63 Entrance gate, curtain
walls and barn to
east of Hunstanton

G.V. I

Arch,gate, barn, courtyard walls, 1623 for Sir Hamon Le Strange. Walls of coursed,
galleted carstone with stone coped battlements. At south west corner brick
arched 4-centred entrance to Park. At east on axis with entrance to Hall
the arched gate known as the 'Inigo Jones Gateway' but attributable to
Thomas Thorpe, master mason of King's Cliffe, Northants, then at work on
Blickling (J. Summerson, The Book of Architecture of John Thorpe (1966 p.4)
1623-4, yet details appear C18. To east 2 Tuscan Doric columns on plinth
with diamond lozenge relief, entablature and simplified frieze broken forward
over columns, plinth with heraldic beast with coat of arms. String course
arch with architrave and keystone, 2 strap work console brackets connect with
wall. Central coat of arms in elaborate pierced strap work setting. Rear
with simple entablature and 2 rounded niches. Pair of mid C18 wrought iron
carriage gates, heads with rich Rococo decoration and large sunflowers. North
side of court formed by C17 2-storey stable block, coursed and galleted car-
stone, red pantiled roof. South face ground and first floor brick dressed
long and low window openings, all blocked except one first floor at west. 3
inserted C20 openings at east. Brick plinth, string course and dogtooth dentil
eaves cornice. West gable with brick quoins and kneeler, 2 C17 wooden framed
single mullioned windows in gable, wooden cupola with lead ogee profile roof,
C18 addition. Courtyard wall with gate continued at south east.Stable north
gable brick quoins and kneelers, attic loft door in gable. C20 inserted ground
floor window. North face whitewashed, with ground floor brick dressed 4-
centred arched door; one ground and 2 first floor long and low brick dressed
window openings at west, C20 openings at east.

Listing NGR: TF6924041814

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Source: English Heritage

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