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Magazine Cottage, Sedgeford

Description: Magazine Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 August 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 221274

OS Grid Reference: TF7229436899
OS Grid Coordinates: 572294, 336899
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9019, 0.5602

Location: B1454, Sedgeford, Norfolk PE36 5LW

Locality: Sedgeford
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE36 5LW

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Listing Text


5/92 Magazine Cottage.
- II

Powder magazine or armoury converted into a cottage. Said to have been built
during the Civil War c.1643 by the prominent Royalist Sir Hamon Le Strange
of Hunstanton Hall, Lord of the Manor of Sedgeford, who was besieged in King's
Lynn by Parliamentary forces in 1643. Coursed and galletted carstone with
brick dressings stuccoed over to represent limestone, rusticated quoins and
dressings. Red pantiled roof. Restored by C. F. Rolfe Neville, Lord of the
Manor and details largely of C19. Single storey with attic, part-basement
lean-to to north. South elevation with central 3-light four centred Gothic
arched window with drip mould, rustication and voussoirs, 3 arched lights,
fixed C20 casements, iron stay bars removed. 2 plain stone rectangular tablets
with iron hooks beneath. Quoins, modillion eaves cornice, parapet gables
with stone coping, kneelers with dentil brackets with ball finials at eaves
level and at apex of gable. West gable with 3-light window as on south front,
east and west gable with semi-circular headed attic window with rendered
surrounds with imposts and keystone, fixed wooden framed lights. East gable
with central door with semi-circular rusticated architrave surround with hori-
zontal rusticated blocks and voussoirs to arch, C19 door with carved shields
in spandrels and glazing over temporarily removed. Steeply pitched roof,with
moulded ridge tiles dismantled. To east three steps up to door with carstone
wall with stone coping, octagonal brick dwarf piers with moulded brick caps
and finials as terminations. To north partly contemporary lean-to, carstone
with pantiled roof, one storey with basement. Rusticated quoins, drip moulds
over all openings. Basement casement windows, entrance door on west from area.
3 ground floor east and west slit windows with rusticated dressings. Catslide
roof with small semi-circular fixed light dormer inserted between 2 twin
octagonal brick stuccoed stacks with moulded caps. Interior with inserted
C19 floor supported by temporarily dismantled oak transverse beams with arched
spandrels with carved Rolfe heraldic devices and initials, attic with C17
chamfered arched braced principals and purlins. Complex wall paintings
described in 1920 no longer extant : see Holcombe Ingelby The Charm of a Village,
(nd. c.1920) pp.95-98. R. W. Ketton-Cremer, Norfolk in the Civil War (1969)

Listing NGR: TF7229436899

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Source: English Heritage

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