St Mary's Including 2 Summerhouses

Date:
24 Jul 2002
Location:
St Mary's Including 2 Summerhouses, Whimpwell Street, Happisburgh, North Norfolk, Norfolk
Reference:
IOE01/07461/11
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

In the entry for the following item; HAPPISBURGH WHIMPELL STREET TG 33 SE (east side) 5/47 St Mary's including 11.3.85 2 summerhouses GV II

The grade shall be upgraded to grade II*, and the description shall be amended to read:

House, now restaurant and Country Club. 1900 by Detmar Blow for the Cators, a local Roman Catholic family. Vernacular Domestic Revival style. Pebble flint with brick and tile dressings and thatched roofs. Butterfly or X plan. 2 storeys and attics. Entrance front with central single storey gabled porch: oak door under lintel of Roman tiles with flint chequerwork and brick.

5-light leaded casements either side and 2 first floor dormers under eyebrow thatching. These flank central 2 storey gabled dormer with brick diaper. At north-west and south-west are gabled wings with single 4-light ground floor, 3-light first floor and 3-light attic floor casements. Brick quoins, attic floor platband and tumbling. Purlin irons with lettering: AVE MARIA STELLA MARIS on all gables. Returns of both south wings on entrance front pierced by one casement on ground floors and 2 to first floors. Gabled roofs. 2 dormers below eyebrow thatching. Forest of romantically placed stacks. Interior.

Central panelled room. Fireplace decorated with coat of arms, date 1900 and motto. Panelled room also in south-west wing. Stone stairs to south.

Between south wings a quadrant flint and brick wall. Between north wings a quadrant single storey service block with brick stack. At north-east and south-east corners 2 flint and brick summerhouses with hipped roofs attached to encircling wall and linked to house..

St Marys is said to be the first "fully-worked" example of the four-wing butterfly plan house and influenced architects such as Prior and Lutyens.

Source: R J Holder, Victorian Society correspondence.

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HAPPISBURGH WHIMPWELL STREET TG 33 SE (east side) 5/47 St. Mary's including 11.3.85 2 summerhouses G.V. II

House, now restaurant and Country Club. 1900 by Detmar Blow. Vernacular Domestic Revival style. Pebble flint with brick dressings and thatched roofs.

Butterfly or X plan. 2 storeys and attics. Entrance front with central single storey gabled porch : oak door under lintel of Roman tiles with flint chequerwork and brick. 5-light leaded casements either side and 2 first floor dormers under eyebrow thatching. These flank central 2 storey gabled dormer with brick diaper. At north-west and south-west are gabled wings with single 4-light ground floor, 3-light first floor and 3-light attic floor casements.

Brick quoins, attic floor platband and tumbling. Purlin irons with lettering: AVE MARIA STELLA MARIS on all gables. Returns of both south wings on entrance front pierced by one casement on ground floors and 2 to first floors. Gabled roofs. 2 dormers below eyebrow thatching. Forest of romantically placed stacks. Interior. Central panelled room. Fireplace decorated with coat of arms, date 1900 and motto. Panelled room also in south-west wing. Stone stairs to south. Between south wings a quadrant flint and brick wall. Between north wings a quadrant single storey service block with brick stack. At north- east and south-east corners 2 flint and brick summerhouses with hipped roofs attached to encircling wall and linked to house..

Listing NGR: TG3817830990

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/1704 IOE Records taken by Donald Rintoul; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© Mr Donald Rintoul. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Rintoul, Donald

Rights Holder: Rintoul, Donald

Keywords

Brick, Flint, Pebble, Thatch, Tile, Victorian Country Club, Recreational, Club, House, Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Wall, Barrier, Summerhouse, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Garden Building, Restaurant, Commercial, Eating And Drinking Establishment