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Description: Little Massingham House
Date Listed: 13 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 221910
OS Grid Reference: TF7911723781
OS Grid Coordinates: 579117, 323781
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7819, 0.6544
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TF 72 SE
3/42 Little Massingham
Country House. 1904-1905 by Edmund Wimperis and Best, architects, for Mrs
E.W. Birkbeck. English bond red brick, rubbed brick and Ancaster stone
dressings, red Broseley tiled roofs. 2 storeys with attics, 7 bay each and
south facades. In style of c.1714, "largely influenced by the owners wish
to reproduce the design and character of an existing Georgian house in the
same county" (Builder 1904 p.140) that is Bixley Hall, by the amateur John
Buxton (1685-1731) visited by architects and clients in 1904 prior to
demolition. East, entrance, facade, has 3 central advanced bays, recessed
2 bay wings. Centre has 2 ground and 2 first floor 2 pane width sashes, one
central first floor 3-pane sash. Central pedimented drafted stone doorcase,
panelled door with fanlight. Wings have 2 ground and one first floor sash,
one blocked window. All windows are sashes with glazing bars under flat rubbed
brick arches. First floor plat-band, eaves wooden modillion cornice continued
as central pediment. 2 segmental headed sashed dormers, one pediment arched
headed sash. 2 ridge stacks. South, garden front has 2 bay advanced wings,
3 bay recessed centre with hooded stone doorcase. 2 ridge stacks. Single
storey collonnaded loggia and pilastered garden room with semi-circular
lunette in gable. Single storey services at west and north. Built with stables
and lodge at cost of ?7,624. Cubitt and Gotts of Ipswich, builders. Carving
by Jago of London. Contemporary garden layout and planting, 2 avenues only
of pate d'oie to south. Builder 10th February 1904 pp. 140-141.
Listing NGR: TF7911723781
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Source: English Heritage
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