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Description: Catton Hall
Date Listed: 27 February 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 228100
OS Grid Reference: TG2301112123
OS Grid Coordinates: 623011, 312123
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6609, 1.2962
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TG 2312 OLD CATTON
6/9 Catton Hall.
Country House, c1780 with later alterations and additions.
Rendered and colourwashed with slate roofs. 'U'-shaped plan,
5 storeys. The interior of the U filled by 1½ storey C19 library
wing to north and extended with C19 range to west. 2 semi-
circular bays to the south. Extending south from the western
corner, C19 Palladian style orangery, now without cupola.
Earlier core facade to south, a.b.c.b.a., with 3 windows in the
bays, which have late C19 cast iron balconies. 3 central windows
with shallow projecting central section. Later west wing
2 windows. C20 loggia connects to orangery. Sash windows with
moulded stucco architraves. Orangery of cast iron and glass on
brick and stone plinth with brick walls to north and west.
Cruciform in plan with pedimented gables. East section divided
into 3 by slender columns with capitals. Glazing bars from semi-
circular heads. Library wing on north elevation has projecting
centre section of 3 storey height sash windows, flanked by side
sections each with glazed doors with oculus above. Stucco
pilasters at the angles. Heavy plain cornice and parapet. North
projecting wings have sash windows, those to the west with
glazing bars. Roofs hipped with timber cornice and paired
brackets. 8 stucco chimney stacks with wide cornice and varied
numbers of gault clay pots. Attached western lean-to, hipped
gault brick blocks and single storey additions not of special
interest. Recent single storey day room extension to east. Hall
has good C18 staircase, Decorated panelling with frieze and seg-
mental archway supported on fluted Ionic columns. Ground floor
rooms have Decorated plaster cornices. Good C18 fire surround in
former library. Former dining room has good carved timber fire
surround. Edwardian detail on first floor landing.
Hmphry Repton landscaped the park in 1788 said to be his first
Listing NGR: TG2301112123
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