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Gunton Tower, Thorpe Market

Description: Gunton Tower

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224723

OS Grid Reference: TG2389234880
OS Grid Coordinates: 623892, 334880
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8648, 1.3248

Location: Thorpe Market, Norfolk NR11 8TU

Locality: Thorpe Market
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR11 8TU

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Listing Text


6/61 Gunton Tower
(formerly listed as
4.10.60 Gunton Park Observatory)

Observation tower and adjoining ranges. Circa 1830 for Lord Suffield. Gault
brick, lead roof. Central archway with concave side wings to north and south
fronts. Semicircular brick arch with brick keystone flanked by paired Doric
giant pilasters, the lower half of which are rusticated; between each pair
of pilasters a square headed window with cross glazing bars, each light
tripartite; a band above the windows continues to form the imposts to the
arch; above this two oculi with radiating glazing bars; plain cornice;
balustraded parapet with ball finials. From this archway rises a 2 stage
square tower; to each face of the first stage a pair of semicircular headed
sash windows with radiating glazing bars; sill on brackets; plain cornice.
Each face of the second stage is glazed with a square headed tripartite
sash window the central part having a semicircular glazing bar; flanking
engaged Doric columns support a coved cornice; pyramidal roof with flagpole.
To each side of the archway are curved single storey wings of 3 bays with
semicircular headed windows with T-shaped glazing bars, the lower lights
tripartite, the upper with radiating glazing bars; rusticated quoins; plain
cornice; flat roof. Restored c1980.

Listing NGR: TG2389234880

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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