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High House Stable Court and Curtain Wall Attached at East of High House, West Acre

Description: High House Stable Court and Curtain Wall Attached at East of High House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 13 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 221921

OS Grid Reference: TF7934618152
OS Grid Coordinates: 579346, 318152
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7313, 0.6547

Location: West Acre, Norfolk PE32 2BW

Locality: West Acre
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE32 2BW

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Listing Text

TF 71 NE
5/53 Stable court and
curtain wall attached
at east of High House.

G.V. I

Stable court and curtain wall attached to east of High House (q.v.). C.1829
by W.J. Donthorn, architect, for Anthony Hamond. Holkham gault brick facades
of high quality detail, red brick interior to court, slated roofs. Rectangular
single storey court with 4 2-storey flat roofed angle towers, screen wall
to west connecting with High House. Highly abstract Greek Revival style with
primitivist Soanic references. Tripartite east range has central rubbed brick
arched barrel vaulted carriage entrance. Projecting wooden cornice and pediment
with central rubbed brick arch oculus. Slightly recessed wings continue the
eaves level string course and parapet. South front has Soanic porch with 2
central and 2 angle Greek Doric antae, entablature, 2 projecting cornices,
attic with round headed finials. Antae repeated in interior of porch.
Projecting bay on north side with slit windows. Each angle has 2 storey towers,
at south-east grooms' dormitory, at south-west Norman servants', forth-west
brewery, north-east hay loft. Ground floor has recessed centre with 3 windows
divided by brick antae supporting frieze and entablature on same line as that
of lateral,ranges. First floor has single narrow pilastered opening. Slightly
projecting angle antae have upper level slit with orthodox position above
of capital omitted. Stucco cornice, frieze and projecting wooden eaves, broken
forward over angles, recessed in centre. Flat roofs. See Catalogue of the
Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects C-F (1972)
pp.83-89 R. O'Donnell "W,J. Donthorn (1799-1859) : Architecture with great
hardness and decision in the edges" Archaeological History (JSAH GB) xxi,
(1978) pp. 83-94.

Listing NGR: TF7934618152

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Source: English Heritage

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