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Ryston Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ryston, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5838 / 52°35'1"N

Longitude: 0.3978 / 0°23'52"E

OS Eastings: 562548

OS Northings: 301148

OS Grid: TF625011

Mapcode National: GBR N5N.Z8Z

Mapcode Global: WHJQ0.2BP0

Entry Name: Ryston Hall

Listing Date: 9 July 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205569

English Heritage Legacy ID: 221464

Location: Ryston, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE38

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Civil Parish: Ryston

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Ryston St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text


5/18 Ryston Hall
G.V. II*

Country house. 1669-72. Designed by Sir Roger Pratt for himself, altered
c.1780 by Sir John Soane and 1867 by Salvin. Brick, still English bond, and
slate roofs. 9 bay north front in 2 storeys on basement, centre 3 bays broken
forward under Mansard roof (Mansard roof not of original plan). Square central
Tuscan porch by Soane approached by swept staircase. Fenestration by Soane
of sash windows, those of piano nobile under blank recessed circular tympana.
Flat brick string course above basement. Timber console eaves cornice. Hipped
roof with flat interrupted by Mansard central element with 2 dormers supported
on side consoles under segmental pediments. 2 storey hipped side pavilions
of gault brick by Soane. Diocletian windows below, sash above. Full height
side bays east and west by Salvin. South front similar to north with addition
of gault brick 3 bay porch in form of open loggia of 1913. Interior. Pratt's
ground plan survives as modification of that developed at Coleshill in Berkshire
: double pile with longitudinal central passage. Main staircase of wrought
iron by Soane : each second step with diamond pattern engaged to square section
risers studded with fleurons. Ramped mahogany handrail.

Listing NGR: TF6254801148

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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