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Blundeston House, Blundeston

Description: Blundeston House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 282356

OS Grid Reference: TM5109896967
OS Grid Coordinates: 651098, 296967
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5127, 1.6992

Location: Church Road, Blundeston, Suffolk NR32 5AX

Locality: Blundeston
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR32 5AX

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Listing Text

TM 59 NW
2/5 Blundeston House
House. 1785-6, by Sir John Soane for Nathaniel Rix. C19 alterations and
additions. Colourwashed red brick with a paired bracketed eaves cornice.
Hipped slated roof. 3 storeys. Narrow 3-bay entrance front facing south
west: Greek Doric entrance porch (probably an early C19 addition), inset
three-quarter glazed entrance door in 2 leaves, panelled reveals; the doorway
is approached by a short flight of steps. 2 semi-circular arched ground floor
windows (later casements), 3 narrow inset sash windows to first floor, a
single square sash window to 2nd floor. 3-bay main front with a full-height
central gabled wing set forward: originally this wing was single storey and
the alteration has been carefully made. Sash windows, tripartite on the
ground floor; to the left the angle between the wings is filled by a C19
conservatory. At the rear is a central recess from which projects a 2-storey
kitchen wing; in the recess at 2nd floor level is a Diocletian window. The
wing has been altered and there are later additions. 2 C19 rectangular stacks
in white brick with grouped flues. Well stair with stick balusters, a ramped
and wreathed handrail and carved tread-ends. The drawing room has a plaster
cornice with a key fret ceiling border and an original marble fireplace with
corner roundels. Sandon, Suffolk Houses, 1977, pp.314-5.

Listing NGR: TM5109896967

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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