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Latitude: 52.7313 / 52°43'52"N
Longitude: 0.6547 / 0°39'16"E
OS Eastings: 579346
OS Northings: 318152
OS Grid: TF793181
Mapcode National: GBR Q6X.QBV
Mapcode Global: WHKQH.1M10
Entry Name: High House Stable Court and Curtain Wall Attached at East of High House
Listing Date: 13 April 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1342411
English Heritage Legacy ID: 221921
Location: West Acre, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE32
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Civil Parish: West Acre
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: West Acre All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
WEST ACRE HIGH HOUSE
TF 71 NE
5/53 Stable court and
curtain wall attached
at east of High House.
Stable court and curtain wall attached to east of High House (q.v.). C.1829
by W.J. Donthorn, architect, for Anthony Hamond. Holkham gault brick facades
of high quality detail, red brick interior to court, slated roofs. Rectangular
single storey court with 4 2-storey flat roofed angle towers, screen wall
to west connecting with High House. Highly abstract Greek Revival style with
primitivist Soanic references. Tripartite east range has central rubbed brick
arched barrel vaulted carriage entrance. Projecting wooden cornice and pediment
with central rubbed brick arch oculus. Slightly recessed wings continue the
eaves level string course and parapet. South front has Soanic porch with 2
central and 2 angle Greek Doric antae, entablature, 2 projecting cornices,
attic with round headed finials. Antae repeated in interior of porch.
Projecting bay on north side with slit windows. Each angle has 2 storey towers,
at south-east grooms' dormitory, at south-west Norman servants', forth-west
brewery, north-east hay loft. Ground floor has recessed centre with 3 windows
divided by brick antae supporting frieze and entablature on same line as that
of lateral,ranges. First floor has single narrow pilastered opening. Slightly
projecting angle antae have upper level slit with orthodox position above
of capital omitted. Stucco cornice, frieze and projecting wooden eaves, broken
forward over angles, recessed in centre. Flat roofs. See Catalogue of the
Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects C-F (1972)
pp.83-89 R. O'Donnell "W,J. Donthorn (1799-1859) : Architecture with great
hardness and decision in the edges" Archaeological History (JSAH GB) xxi,
(1978) pp. 83-94.
Listing NGR: TF7934618152
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