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

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History

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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

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Legacy System number: 228673

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Blickling Hall, (1985)

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