MANCROFT TOWERS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207042
Date first listed:
06-May-1983
Date of most recent amendment:
21-Jun-1993
Statutory Address:
MANCROFT TOWERS, PROSPECT ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
MANCROFT TOWERS, PROSPECT ROAD

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

County:
Suffolk
District:
Waveney (District Authority)
National Park:
THE BROADS
National Grid Reference:
TM 50748 93089

Details

LOWESTOFT

TM59SW PROSPECT ROAD, Oulton Broad 914-1/3/101 (North West side) 06/05/83 Mancroft Towers (Formerly Listed as: OULTON ROAD Mancroft Towers)

II

Country House. Commissioned 1889 from George John Skipper by P.E. Back, built 1891-93. Red brick. Machine tile roofs. 2 storeys and dormer attic. Jacobean Revival style. Main front to south-west is irregularly disposed and articulated around a stepped gable to the left, a square entrance porch left of centre and a straight gable to the right. Moulded brick decoration from the Costessey brickworks, Norwich. Fenestration of brick mullioned cross-casements, the principal windows of 4-5 lights and under moulded pediments. The stepped gable has a stack and brick diapering. Gabled roof with one gabled dormer. Restrained stacks litter the skyline. The north-west front is grudgingly symmetrical. Gables to right and left with 4-5 lights to the cross-casements, all under pediments. 2-light attic windows, also with pediments. Internal angles with crenellated 2-storey towers separated by a central gable: cross-casements again, now without pediments. The rear flank (north-east return) dominated by an off-set 4-storey crenellated tower with a polygonal stair turret attached, also crenellated. INTERIOR. Dining hall has a brick segmentally-arched fireplace in the north-east wall under a coat-of arms. Above it is a continuous run of timbered coving. Ceiling with sunk quadrant-moulded bridging beams and joists. Fireplace wall with small-frame panelling. Open well staircase: closed string, splat balusters and moulded handrail, square newel posts with carved griffins (the Back family crest). Music room panelled throughout in large-framed early C18-style panelling. Fireplace with imbricated jambs and cornice. Long Gallery to first floor.

Listing NGR: TM5074893089

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
391352
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 04 Dec 2002
Reference: IOE01/05733/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David W. Collins. Source Historic England Archive
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