FORD PLACE AND ATTACHED GROTTO

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207667
Date first listed:
03-Apr-1951
Date of most recent amendment:
01-Dec-1993
Statutory Address:
FORD PLACE AND ATTACHED GROTTO, FORD STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORD PLACE AND ATTACHED GROTTO, FORD STREET

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

County:
Norfolk
District:
Breckland (District Authority)
Parish:
Thetford
National Grid Reference:
TL 87429 82664

Details

THETFORD

TL8782 FORD STREET 617-1/8/62 (South West side) 03/04/51 Ford Place and attached grotto (Formerly Listed as: FORD STREET (South West side) Ford Place)

GV II

House, now residential home for elderly. Early C19, additions of c1860. Gault brick. Roofs of black-glazed pantiles. Double-pile plan. 2-3 storeys. Irregular facade to north in 3 distinct elements, all with different roof lines. East part with double-leaf glazed door set within a doorcase consisting of engaged reeded and fluted Ionic columns supporting a dentilled pediment. To left is a first-floor staircase window with 6/6 glazing bars and a rounded head. Fenestration generally of 6/6 sashes with gauged skewback arches. Gabled and hipped roofs. Multiple stacks. South front has balanced asymmetry: 2 hipped elements broken forward right and left, that to right (east) with a full-height canted bay. The other with 2 hipped through-eaves dormers, probably c1860. Immediately west of house (and attached to it) is a 3-bay, single-storey grotto of whole flints: a central pointed doorway flanked by a pointed Y-tracery window right and left. INTERIOR: staircase mid C19: 2 twisted balusters per tread and moulded handrail. Main rooms with dentil cornices and marble fireplaces. 6-panelled doors.

Listing NGR: TL8742982664

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
384729
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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