Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1205569

Date first listed: 09-Jul-1951

Statutory Address: RYSTON HALL


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Statutory Address: RYSTON HALL

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: Ryston

National Grid Reference: TF 62548 01148


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5/18 Ryston Hall 9/7/51 G.V. II*

Country house. 1669-72. Designed by Sir Roger Pratt for himself, altered c.1780 by Sir John Soane and 1867 by Salvin. Brick, still English bond, and slate roofs. 9 bay north front in 2 storeys on basement, centre 3 bays broken forward under Mansard roof (Mansard roof not of original plan). Square central Tuscan porch by Soane approached by swept staircase. Fenestration by Soane of sash windows, those of piano nobile under blank recessed circular tympana. Flat brick string course above basement. Timber console eaves cornice. Hipped roof with flat interrupted by Mansard central element with 2 dormers supported on side consoles under segmental pediments. 2 storey hipped side pavilions of gault brick by Soane. Diocletian windows below, sash above. Full height side bays east and west by Salvin. South front similar to north with addition of gault brick 3 bay porch in form of open loggia of 1913. Interior. Pratt's ground plan survives as modification of that developed at Coleshill in Berkshire : double pile with longitudinal central passage. Main staircase of wrought iron by Soane : each second step with diamond pattern engaged to square section risers studded with fleurons. Ramped mahogany handrail.

Listing NGR: TF6254801148


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