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Mere House, Seething

Description: Mere House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 February 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 227402

OS Grid Reference: TM3183497467
OS Grid Coordinates: 631834, 297467
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5257, 1.4162

Locality: Seething
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR15 1AL

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Listing Text

(west side)

3/55 Mere House


House. C18, possibly with earlier core. Brick with gault brick
dressings. Glazed black pantile roof. 3-cell plan with probably C18
extension to rear. Facade of 7 bays, 2 storeys. C20 cross-casements
under rubbed brick arches, those to ground floor with gault brick key-
stones and moulded gault brick flat pediments. Bands of gault brick
between bays; gault brick pilasters between second and third bay and fifth
and sixth bay. Central doorcase with fluted pilasters, keystone over
door; guttae to architrave; metopes to frieze; dentils to cornice and
pediment. Door of 6 raised and fielded panels; top 2 glazed. 7 casements
to first floor with inset panel below having central gault brick strip;
gault brick reveals to central window over door. Off-centre axial stack
and gable end stack. Platband to gable walls. Roof originally hipped,
gable now built up in later bricks. Interior. C18 pine staircase with
turned balusters and ramped and wreathed handrail. Ceiling to stairwell
with plaster roundel encircling angel's head and wings; stylised flowers
at cardinal points. One avolo moulded transverse beam to ground floor,
plaster coving cut by later partition.

Listing NGR: TM3183497467

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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