Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1253440

Date first listed: 17-Jun-1992

Statutory Address: THE OLD READING ROOM


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Statutory Address: THE OLD READING ROOM

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: Great Massingham

National Grid Reference: TF 79907 22900


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The following building shall be added to the list:-

GREAT MASSINGHAM - TF 7922 9/10003 The Old Reading Room


School, reused as reading room. Mid to late 1830s. Flemish bond red brick. Slate roof with gabled ends, deep eaves and verges. Small brick stack at east gable end. Plan: Rectangular 2-room plan, central partition now removed; bathrooms heated from gable end stacks. C20 outshut added on west end. Tudor style. Exterior: 1 storey. 2-window south front with chamfered brick window openings and doorway to right of centre, all with brick hoodmoulds, the doorway with chamfered wooden frame and 4-centred arch wooden spandrels; the windows boarded over: 3 similar small windows on rear (N) elevation; all with chamfered wooden 3-light frames and casements. Rusticated brick quoins and brick dentil course below eaves. Gabled louvred ventilator on right to right (E) of centre. External brick stack at east end with set-offs. Interior: Exposed brick walls and central partition removed. West (left) room ceiled. East (right) room is open to roof with king- post and strut trusses. Chimneypieces removed from fireplaces at either end. Source: Depicted on the 1838 Tythe Map.

Listing NGR: TF7990722900


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Legacy System number: 436645

Legacy System: LBS

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