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The Tower House, Blickling

Description: The Tower House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 228673

OS Grid Reference: TG1607728817
OS Grid Coordinates: 616077, 328817
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8136, 1.2049

Location: B1354, Oulton, Norfolk NR11 6PB

Locality: Blickling
Local Authority: Broadland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR11 6PB

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Listing Text


4/14 The Tower House

- II

Estate house, formerly a grandstand for the park racecourse. Built c.1770
to a design attributed to Thomas and William Ivory of Norwich, converted to
dwelling in C19. Red brick with diaper work. Roofs concealed behind
parapets. Circular tower of seven storeys with attached 2-storey and single
storey wings. Stair tower to south of seven storeys in header-bond brickwork
with traces of diapering; small loop windows on south side with stone
lintols. Rebuilt castellated parapet. Square 2-storey and basement block
attached on north side in English bond brickwork; platband at first floor
level continues around tower. In the east wall, a 3-light ogee-headed ground
floor casement with intersecting tracery and leaded glazing; first floor sash
with glazing bars and segmental head. Moulded brick cornice below castellated
parapet. In the north wall are three ogee-headed recesses with splayed
reveals, the centre one containing a 3-light window matching that on the east
side. Above, two narrower ogee-headed niches flanking a square-headed sash
with margin-panes. To the west a lower, later 2-storey block wrapping around
the south-west corner: 2 and 3-light casements with leaded glazing and
segmental heads. Small single-storey block in north-west angle. Ref:
"Blickling Hall" The National Trust 1985.

Listing NGR: TG1607728817

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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