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Aviary, Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet

Description: Aviary

Grade: II
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

Location: Somerleyton, Suffolk NR32 5QF

Locality: Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR32 5QF

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Listing Text

TM 49 NE
4/54 Aviary
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

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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