Date Listed: 29 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 282405
OS Grid Reference: TM4928197848
OS Grid Coordinates: 649281, 297848
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5214, 1.6731
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SOMERLEYTON SOMERLEYTON PARK
TM 49 NE
Aviary. Circa 1846 by John Thomas for Sir Morton Peto. Restored c.1984-5.
The north section is a timber framed octagon with domed leaded roof surmounted
by an octagonal turret with swept roof (finial missing at time of survey).
Overhanging eaves supported on wooden brackets at the angles; above are
pierced pinnacles with raised fretwork between. To the south a simple lean-to
section in 3 compartments: behind are boarded partitions with ogee-headed
voids. The aviary abuts the north west corner of the stable court which it
was designed to screen. The surrounding park and gardens are included in the
HBMC County Register of Gardens at Grade II*.
Listing NGR: TM4928197848
Source: English Heritage
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