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The Dales, Upper Sheringham

Description: The Dales

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 224652

OS Grid Reference: TG1413841870
OS Grid Coordinates: 614138, 341870
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9315, 1.1847

Location: 37 Lodge Hill, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8TJ

Locality: Upper Sheringham
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR26 8TJ

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Listing Text


4/122 The Dales


Country House, now home for the elderly, 1913-14 in late C16 vernacular style,
possibly by E. Boardman. Coursed knapped squared flint with brick dressings,
plain tiles. Irregular plan. East front: 3 asymmetrical bays, to left of
2 storeys, to right with gabled first floor, the central bay a 3 storeyed
embattled tower with projecting gabled single storey porch. Left gable has
crowstepped parapet; first bay to left has plinth, quoins and string course
of gault brick, semi-circular bow window in red brick with conical plain tiled
roof to ground floor, 9 window lights, 5 of them casements, all with leaded
panes, hollow chamfered brick mullions; brick eaves cornice, 3-light window
with brick ovolo mullions. The centre bay breaks forward c.10cm, and rises
to 2nd floor with embattled parapet of brick and knapped flint chequerwork
having a frieze of moulded brick flowers terminating in terrcotta dragons.
Knapped flint gable to projecting porch with semi-circular headed rusticated
brick arch, brick to imposts; double leaved door of vertical fielded panels
and central rail under rubbed brick segmental arch; small 2-light window
with brick mullion to each return of porch. 1st and 2nd storey each with
6-light window having brick hollow chamfered mullions; central king mullion,
leaded panes and two casements, that to 1st floor transomed. 3rd bay to right
has jettied 1st floor with gable above, both with close painted timber
studding; central door to ground floor flanked by single lights and has
window above of 4 short lights, 2-light windows either side; 6-light wooden
casement to 1st floor with transom. Right hand return has polygonal 2-
storeyed turret with windows to 4 faces on both ground and 1st floor; close
painted timber studding between ground and first floor windows. South Facade:
2 storeys and attic, 5 irregular bays with crow stepped gables to bay 2 and
5. Stacks of 3 octagonal painted shafts with star caps across axis between
bays 1 and 2, 2 and 3, 4 and 5. Projecting single storey brick porch having
embattled parapet of knapped flint and brick chequerwork over a frieze of
moulded Tudor flower brick to 4th bay; 4-centred moulded brick arch having
foliage in the spandrels; large lozenge above of moulded brick showing Tudor
rose. Upper part of door glazed having a 4-centred head. Bay window in gault
brick with hipped tile roof to either side of porch, bays 3 and 5, each with
3-light casements with transoms. Leaded casements with ovolo moulded brick
mullions: 3-lights with transoms to first bay ground floor, 7-lights with
transoms and 2 king mullions to 2nd bay ground floor which breaks forward
having fretwork brick parapet of curved brick to balcony above. 3-lights
to first and 5th bay first floor, 2-lights to 3rd and recessed 4th bay. 2-
light window and door with flanking light to balcony above parapet of 2nd
bay; 2-light windows of gables of bays 2 and 5, gabled roof dormers with
wooden casements to bays 1 and 3. Interior: entrance hall from east with
oak panelling having fluted frieze, strapwork plaster ceiling with floral
designs; stairway behind arcade of classical arches in wood,
open well staircase with shaped balusters. Main rooms to south with carved
doorcases and marble fireplaces. The house was used as a hospital during
the 1914-18 war.

Listing NGR: TG1413841870

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Source: English Heritage

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