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The Round House, Snettisham

Description: The Round House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 221421

OS Grid Reference: TF6834733460
OS Grid Coordinates: 568347, 333460
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8723, 0.4998

Location: B1440, Snettisham, Norfolk PE31 7QG

Locality: Snettisham
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE31 7QG

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Listing Text

Southgate, No 131, The
Round House

The address shall be amended to read:

No 131 (The Round House)



4/35 Southgate, No. 131,
The Round House.

- II

Cottage. Mid-to-late C18. Built as a tea-room and organ room with pleasure
grounds for Catherine Styleman (1724-1793) who married in 1752 Nicholas Style-
man (1721-1788) of Snettisham Old Hall. Coursed, squared carstone, some rubble
faced blocks standing proud of wall-line, perhaps as part of dovecote role.
Black and smut pantiled roof. Single storey with attic inserted in roof,
pentagonal on plan having hipped roof with attic inserted. Gothick. Each
face has an opening, mostly somewhat altered. At north-east 4 panel part
glazed door with switch tracery Gothic-arched head under ogee surround with
cross at head. At east inserted 2-light plate glass casement with earlier
switch tracery Gothic arched head. At south-east 2-light casement with glazing
bars and switch tracery head. At south-west C20 lean-to porch screening
boarded door with switch tracery head. At west 2-light casement with glazing
bars, arched without switch tracery. At north-west window casement with plate
window inserted, surviving switch tracery head. Eaves string-course,
rectangular openings for dovecote form cornice. Hipped roof with inserted
C20 dormers and central brick stack, rebuilt C20. See Robert W. Harding,
A Tour of Snettisham, (n.p. 1982) pp. 1, 41.

Listing NGR: TF6834733460

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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