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Description: Horstead House and Outbuildings
Date Listed: 16 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 228183
OS Grid Reference: TG2701919221
OS Grid Coordinates: 627019, 319221
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7230, 1.3603
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TG 2619 HORSTEAD WITH STANNINGHALL MILL ROAD (east)
8/50 Horstead House and
Former manor house, dating from 1620, with early C18 and C19 alterations and
additions. Of knapped flint with brick dressings and red brick, with black
and red pantiled roofs. C17 and C18 phases have 'L' shaped plan, of 2 storeys
and attics, with the C19 additions of cellar and 2 storeys within the eastern
internal angle. North south wing probably C17, re-styled in the early C18,
and then shortened by one third, c.1960. Its west elevation forms the entrance
facade, with 3 bays of knapped flint, alternating with two slightly projecting
bays of brickwork. Central rubbed brick doorcase, with rusticated pilasters
and plain moulded entablature. Raised and fielded 6 panel door with oak frame
and architrave. C19 windows within the brick bays, of stone with timber case-
ments, and with transoms at ground floor level. C19 single storey canted bay
to left, with plinth, moulded brick string course and battlemented parapet.
High brick plinth, and rubbed brick cornice at attic floor level, C19 battle-
mented parapet, and curved gables with windows above the brick bays. North
gable wall, 2 windows; C19 sashes, with glazing bars and flat gauged brick
arches. Rubbed brick cornice at attic floor level. Blind window in gable.
Rebuilt south gable contains sundial repositioned from former gable. 2 rear
external chimney stacks, now contained within the C19 fabric. South east wing,
extends the original wing, now of one window, and marked by its gable parapet
and chimney, by 4 windows. Flint plinth, C18 cross windows with wrought iron
casements, leaded lights and gauged brick arches at ground floor and brick
on edge at first floor. Moulded timber eaves. East gable has window in earlier
larger opening with segmental arch, platband at attic floor level and witches
window below gable stack. Tie irons dated 1735. Dormers with timber pedimented
gables and 2-light casements with lead glazing. Wing continues on one storey
to east, and contains to south, a re-set C17 panelled and studded oak door
and moulded frame. C19 wing on north east in matching style with casement
windows, flat gauged arches, battlemented parapets. Attached out buildings
to north east, C18, 'L' shaped plan of knapped flint with steeply pitched hipped
roof. Good mid C18 marble fireplace. Sundial dated 1747. Henry Palmer, former
owner married Elizabeth Langley in 1735.
Listing NGR: TG2701919221
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