British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Houghton Hall South Lodges with Gates, Gate Piers and Walls Attached, Houghton

Description: Houghton Hall South Lodges with Gates, Gate Piers and Walls Attached

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 221625

OS Grid Reference: TF7908227789
OS Grid Coordinates: 579082, 327789
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8179, 0.6561

Location: Houghton, Norfolk PE31 6TY

Locality: Houghton
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE31 6TY

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Houghton, Norfolk at Explore Britain.

Listing Text


11/41 No. 34 and 35,
Houghton Hall
South Lodges
with gates, gate
piers and walls

G.V. II*

Gate lodges with gate piers, gates and walls attached at south entrance to
Houghton Hall (q.v.). C.1730, attributable to William Kent, perhaps supervised
by Thomas Ripley architect. Whitewashed brick, slate roofs, wrought iron gates
of exceptional quality. 2 storey rectangular on plan lodges with single storey
extensions. To carriage drive single part glazed doors under pentice canopies,
first floor hinged sashes with glazing bars. Rusticated quoins, gables
expressed as pediments. 2 end gable moulded stacks. Lean-tos to Park expressed
as abutting half pediments. To south curtain wall with single 2-light casement,
coped parapet. Panelled end piers with stone roundels. To east and west
quadrant coped wall, continued as straight wall with end triangular coped
pier, screening services of lodges from village. Wrought iron gates connect
both lodges. 2 central carriage gates, 2 outer pedestrian gates, fixed railings
in between. Divided by 4 major panel strips with upper cartouche heads. 4
minor panel divisions. Spear head dog-rail base, opposed curves at dado level,
upper level with rich opposed foliage scroll work pierced by spear heads.
Appear as block plans in Isaac Ware Plans ... Houghton (1735) 1750 ed.

Listing NGR: TF7908227789

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.