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Latitude: 52.9454 / 52°56'43"N
Longitude: 0.5164 / 0°30'58"E
OS Eastings: 569174
OS Northings: 341631
OS Grid: TF691416
Mapcode National: GBR P2W.CCS
Mapcode Global: WHKPF.X72B
Entry Name: The Octagon
Listing Date: 5 June 1953
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1171881
English Heritage Legacy ID: 221252
Location: Old Hunstanton, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE36
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Civil Parish: Old Hunstanton
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: Hunstanton St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
TF 6941 OLD HUNSTANTON HUNSTANTON PARK
7/70 The Octagon.
Garden building. c.1640 for Sir Hamon Le Strange (b.1583) 3rd Bt. possibly
by William Edge, stonemason, then engaged by Sir Roger Townshend at Raynham
Hall. Squared, coursed carstone with galletting, cut stone details moulded
and rubble brick, C20 flat roof in temporary materials. Octagonal on plan,
single storey with a classical frontispiece. Cut stone frontispiece entrance
occupying a whole bay with stone plinth, smooth drafted rustication above.
Central arched doorcase with simple architrave surround with central voussoir
keystone, more fully moulded closed pediment above with modillion cornice
and console brackets. C20 temporary boarded door. Rustication partly
continued into adjoining bays, each with alternately blocked or open mullioned
and transomed cross windows with pediments and rusticated surrounds either
of cut stone or chamfered brick, originally stuccoed now partly exposed.
Smooth rusticated quoins at angles. Battlemented parapet with stone string
course and copings. Said to have been built to remove the noise of Sir Hamon's
violin playing from Hunstanton Hall. "a notable reflection of the Court style
of Inigo Jones in a remote country setting" : H.M. Colvin, Biographical
Dictionary of British Architects 1600 -"1840, (1978), p.281.
Listing NGR: TF6917441631
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