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Ryston Hall, Ryston

Description: Ryston Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 221464

OS Grid Reference: TF6254801148
OS Grid Coordinates: 562548, 301148
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5838, 0.3978

Location: Ryston, Norfolk PE38 0AA

Locality: Ryston
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE38 0AA

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Listing Text


5/18 Ryston Hall
G.V. II*

Country house. 1669-72. Designed by Sir Roger Pratt for himself, altered
c.1780 by Sir John Soane and 1867 by Salvin. Brick, still English bond, and
slate roofs. 9 bay north front in 2 storeys on basement, centre 3 bays broken
forward under Mansard roof (Mansard roof not of original plan). Square central
Tuscan porch by Soane approached by swept staircase. Fenestration by Soane
of sash windows, those of piano nobile under blank recessed circular tympana.
Flat brick string course above basement. Timber console eaves cornice. Hipped
roof with flat interrupted by Mansard central element with 2 dormers supported
on side consoles under segmental pediments. 2 storey hipped side pavilions
of gault brick by Soane. Diocletian windows below, sash above. Full height
side bays east and west by Salvin. South front similar to north with addition
of gault brick 3 bay porch in form of open loggia of 1913. Interior. Pratt's
ground plan survives as modification of that developed at Coleshill in Berkshire
: double pile with longitudinal central passage. Main staircase of wrought
iron by Soane : each second step with diamond pattern engaged to square section
risers studded with fleurons. Ramped mahogany handrail.

Listing NGR: TF6254801148

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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