THE TOWER HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1051436
Date first listed:
28-Mar-1988
Statutory Address:
THE TOWER HOUSE, AYLSHAM ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE TOWER HOUSE, AYLSHAM ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Norfolk
District:
Broadland (District Authority)
Parish:
Blickling
National Grid Reference:
TG 16077 28817

Details

TG 12 NE BLICKLING AYLSHAM ROAD

4/14 The Tower House

- II

Estate house, formerly a grandstand for the park racecourse. Built c.1770 to a design attributed to Thomas and William Ivory of Norwich, converted to dwelling in C19. Red brick with diaper work. Roofs concealed behind parapets. Circular tower of seven storeys with attached 2-storey and single storey wings. Stair tower to south of seven storeys in header-bond brickwork with traces of diapering; small loop windows on south side with stone lintols. Rebuilt castellated parapet. Square 2-storey and basement block attached on north side in English bond brickwork; platband at first floor level continues around tower. In the east wall, a 3-light ogee-headed ground floor casement with intersecting tracery and leaded glazing; first floor sash with glazing bars and segmental head. Moulded brick cornice below castellated parapet. In the north wall are three ogee-headed recesses with splayed reveals, the centre one containing a 3-light window matching that on the east side. Above, two narrower ogee-headed niches flanking a square-headed sash with margin-panes. To the west a lower, later 2-storey block wrapping around the south-west corner: 2 and 3-light casements with leaded glazing and segmental heads. Small single-storey block in north-west angle. Ref: "Blickling Hall" The National Trust 1985.

Listing NGR: TG1607728817

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
228673
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Blickling Hall, (1985)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/05269/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David N. Gifford. Source Historic England Archive
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