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South Gateway to Hillington Hall with Attached Lodges, Splay Walls and Crosses, Hillington

Description: South Gateway to Hillington Hall with Attached Lodges, Splay Walls and Crosses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 222149

OS Grid Reference: TF7179325569
OS Grid Coordinates: 571793, 325569
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8003, 0.5468

Location: A148, Hillington, Norfolk PE31 6BJ

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

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Listing Text

TF 72 NW
(north side)
3/39 South gateway to
Hillington Hall with
attached lodges, splay
15/8/60 (Village Cross only) walls and crosses.
(west cross previously
listed as Village
- II

Gateway c1830, by W.J. Donthorne, shell carstone with stone dressings. Gothick
archway with storey above and attached flanking 2-bay lodge cottages, splay
walls and terminating piers. Symmetrical facade with tall 4-centred central
arch with continuous moulding to front and stone shields of arms to either
side; 8-light Gothick window above with king mullion; stepped embattled
parapets; gates of openwork in wood and iron; octagonal ashlar turrets to
either side of gateway arch, rising above central parapet, embattled parapets
and 4 slit openings to each turret. Gateway passage with rib vaulting rising
from stiff leaf foliage corbels. 2-bay attached cottages to left and right:
bay next to arch of 2 storeys with embattled parapet, string courses run
into hoods above ground floor 2-light Gothick headed window and above 1st
floor single Gothick headed light; outer single storey bays with narrow
slit windows and straight parapet. Outer splay walls terminate in large
low square piers surmounted by remains of medieval crosses: cross to west
(left) with square base having spherical angle stops, tall shaft; cross
to east (right) with square base and stump of shaft; both crosses repositioned
by Donthorne. Rear: symmetrical central bay breaks forward with stone quoins,
tall 4-centred gateway arch with ogee headed hood rising from crowned figure
stops and rising to central canopied niche on floor above arch, flanking
blank slits to niche, stepped parapet, small octagonal rendered turrets to
angles of central bay above arch, (turrets conceal chimney shafts, embattled
parapets removed). Attached 2-bay lodge cottages to left and right: bay
adjacent to central arch of 2 storeys with embattled parapet and string
course, Gothick windows of 3 lights to ground floor, 2-lights to 1st floor;
single storey outer bays with brick quoins and plain parapet, small square
blocked window. Hillington Hall rebuilt by Donthorne c1824-30 was demolished

Listing NGR: TF7179325569

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Source: English Heritage

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