Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1077659

Date first listed: 13-Apr-1987



Ordnance survey map of LITTLE MASSINGHAM HOUSE
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1077659 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 21-Jan-2019 at 21:43:29.



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

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District Authority)

Parish: Little Massingham

National Grid Reference: TF 79117 23781


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


LITTLE MASSINGHAM TF 72 SE 3/42 Little Massingham House.


Country House. 1904-1905 by Edmund Wimperis and Best, architects, for Mrs E.W. Birkbeck. English bond red brick, rubbed brick and Ancaster stone dressings, red Broseley tiled roofs. 2 storeys with attics, 7 bay each and south facades. In style of c.1714, "largely influenced by the owners wish to reproduce the design and character of an existing Georgian house in the same county" (Builder 1904 p.140) that is Bixley Hall, by the amateur John Buxton (1685-1731) visited by architects and clients in 1904 prior to demolition. East, entrance, facade, has 3 central advanced bays, recessed 2 bay wings. Centre has 2 ground and 2 first floor 2 pane width sashes, one central first floor 3-pane sash. Central pedimented drafted stone doorcase, panelled door with fanlight. Wings have 2 ground and one first floor sash, one blocked window. All windows are sashes with glazing bars under flat rubbed brick arches. First floor plat-band, eaves wooden modillion cornice continued as central pediment. 2 segmental headed sashed dormers, one pediment arched headed sash. 2 ridge stacks. South, garden front has 2 bay advanced wings, 3 bay recessed centre with hooded stone doorcase. 2 ridge stacks. Single storey collonnaded loggia and pilastered garden room with semi-circular lunette in gable. Single storey services at west and north. Built with stables and lodge at cost of ?7,624. Cubitt and Gotts of Ipswich, builders. Carving by Jago of London. Contemporary garden layout and planting, 2 avenues only of pate d'oie to south. Builder 10th February 1904 pp. 140-141.

Listing NGR: TF7911723781


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

Legacy System number: 221910

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
'Builder' in 10 February, (1904), 140 141

End of official listing