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Description: Leicester Square Farmhouse with Quadrant Wings Attached to North and South
Date Listed: 9 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 221637
OS Grid Reference: TF8658133692
OS Grid Coordinates: 586581, 333692
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8683, 0.7706
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TF 83 SE SOUTH CREAKE FAKENHAM ROAD (south)
5/53 Leicester Square
Farmhouse with quadrant
wings attached to
north and south.
Farmhouse with quadrant wings attached to north and south. 1793 by Samuel
Wyatt, architect, for the Leicester Estate. Gault brick mathematical tiles,
gault brick dressings, C20 pantile roof replacement. Central 2 storey 3 bay
house with single storey 4 bay quadrant wings. Garden front has rendered half
basement plinth with 2 semi-circular cast-iron fixed casements. 2 ground and
3 first floor sashes with glazing bars under flat rubbed brick arches. Central
entrance on 5 stone steps has Doric pilasters and pediment. 2 leaf part glazed
doors with glazed side lights. Central bay brought forward with eaves level
pediment with blank round arch centrepiece. Moulded brick cornices. Hipped
roof with 2 sashes. 2 bay north and south returns and one with removed
pediment. Quadrant wings to north and south have one surviving pedimented
and one removed pediment door architraves. To farmyard, 2 ground and 3 first
floor sashes with glazing bars, central door under pentice canopy. Returns
of quadrants to north and south naves. 3 Leicester Estate 3-light cast iron
fixed casements, boarded doors. 3 north and 2 south gault brick stacks. South
quadrant terminated by single storey red brick hipped roof game-larder, north
quadrant by rebuilt C20 balancing block. Courtyard enclosed by brick walls
swept at north and south, with rebuilt C20 piers at centre. Interior has well
staircase with first floor landing segmental arch with rosettes to intrados.
Forms centrepiece and west range of Leicester Estate model farm layout. See
also Compton Hall Farmhouse, South Creake (q.v.) J.M. Robinson The Wyatts,
an architectural dynasty (Oxford) 1979 p.257.
Listing NGR: TF8658133692
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