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Abbey Farmhouse, Great Massingham

Description: Abbey Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 221888

OS Grid Reference: TF7964923037
OS Grid Coordinates: 579649, 323037
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7750, 0.6618

Location: Abbeyfields, Great Massingham, Norfolk PE32 2HN

Locality: Great Massingham
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE32 2HN

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Listing Text

TF 72 SE
3/20 Abbey Farmhouse
19.10.51. (formerly listed as
Abbey Farmhouse, barn
and Priory remains).


Farmhouse, incorporating fragments of Augustinian Priory of St. Mary and
St. Nicholas. Medieval and C18. Squared, coursed stucco render on stone rubble
and brick, slated roofs. 3 storeys, 5 bays. 3 ground floor sashes with glazing
bars, one 3 tripartite plate glass sash. 5 first and second floor sashes with
glazing bars. 2 end pilasters. Doric porch has 2 brick columns, 2 wooden antae,
wooden entablature, cornice and flat roof. Fine doorcase with 3 panel reveals
and 2 panel soffit, all raised and fielded, arched fanlight with glazing bars.
6 panel raised and fielded door. Wooden dentil eaves cornice. Shallow pitched
roof, hipped gables. 2 end, one ridge and one rear eaves stack. South gable
has one ground floor domestic scale pointed arch framed with second arch,
one first floor pointed arch door framed with second arch, one first floor
pointed arch door, suggesting south gable of domestic range of Priory. Massive
west side stack. North gable has set off buttress at west. Interior not seen.

Listing NGR: TF7964923037

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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