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The Gables, Cley Next the Sea

Description: The Gables

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 224589

OS Grid Reference: TG0452143971
OS Grid Coordinates: 604521, 343971
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9541, 1.0432

Location: High Street, Cley Next the Sea, Norfolk NR25 7RR

Locality: Cley Next the Sea
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR25 7RR

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Listing Text

(north-west side)

9/42 The Gables


House, perhaps former warehouse of C17, adapted to house late C18. Brick,
colourwashed pink, black glazed pantiles. 7 irregular bays, 2 storeys and
attic, passage and staircase extension to rear, 2 storeyed rear extension
of service wing in 3 builds to left. Painted stone plinth, dentil cornice
renewed, moulded cornice to front return of gable end walls, shaped gables,
axial stack between bays 1 and 2, internal stack at right gable end, shaft
renewed. Flush sashes with glazing bars, all renewed, to bays 2,3,6 and
7 of ground floor and to 7 first floor bays. Doorway to bay 4: 4-panelled
door flanked by fluted columns then margin lights, wide segmental fanlight
above with glazing bars; doorcase with rounded pilasters having upper part
fluted, entablature. Part glazed late C19 door to bay 1. Eaves platband
to right gable, left gable rendered, platband near apex, attic window. Lower
2 storey extensions to rear at left in 3 builds of pebble flint under
pantiles, some dressings of early brick, 2 bays with external stack now
incorporated into lower single bay extension which has an additional bay.
Rear: Raking roof dormer; continuous 2-storey outshut having first floor
sash with glazing bars; semi-circular stair turret behind bay 3 in header
bond, part renewed, lead domed roof, tall sash stair window renewed having
semi-circular head and glazing bars. Interior: continuous 9 bay attic roof
of 3 tiers, staggered purlins, middle tier braced, collars, curved oak
principal rafters all reused, perhaps from dismantled ships, some pine
rafters, some reused spars. Door to bay 4 asymmetrical to foyer, wide
segmental arch at rear of foyer to rear passage and stair turret;
cantilevered curved open-string stair, mahogany handrail with inset strip
of light wood, ebony centre to wreath above fluted newel, rail ramped to
landing. Groined vaulting to rear passage first floor. Late C18 fireplaces
to north-east gable stack with duck's nest grates, that to ground floor with
Prince of Wales feathers and motto, surround of Dutch tiles. Raised and
fielded panels to first floor room left.

Listing NGR: TG0452143971

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Source: English Heritage

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