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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1306318



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

County: Norfolk

District: North Norfolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Happisburgh

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Mar-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 224262

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TG 33 SE 5/47 11.3.85

HAPPISBURGH WHIMPELL STREET (east side) St Mary's including 2 summerhouses


House, now restaurant and Country Club. 1900 by Detmar Blow for the Cators, a local Roman Catholic family. Vernacular Domestic Revival style. Pebble flint with brick and tile dressings and thatched roofs. Butterfly or X plan. 2 storeys and attics. Entrance front with central single storey gabled porch: oak door under lintel of Roman tiles with flint chequerwork and brick. 5-light leaded casements either side and 2 first floor dormers under eyebrow thatching. These flank central 2 storey gabled dormer with brick diaper. At north-west and south-west are gabled wings with single 4-light ground floor, 3-light first floor and 3-light attic floor casements. Brick quoins, attic floor platband and tumbling. Purlin irons with lettering: AVE MARIA STELLA MARIS on all gables. Returns of both south wings on entrance front pierced by one casement on ground floors and 2 to first floors. Gabled roofs. 2 dormers below eyebrow thatching. Forest of romantically placed stacks. Interior. Central panelled room. Fireplace decorated with coat of arms, date 1900 and motto. Panelled room also in south-west wing. Stone stairs to south. Between south wings a quadrant flint and brick wall. Between north wings a quadrant single storey service block with brick stack. At north-east and south-east corners 2 flint and brick summerhouses with hipped roofs attached to encircling wall and linked to house.. St Marys is said to be the first "fully-worked" example of the four-wing butterfly plan house and influenced architects such as Prior and Lutyens. Source: R J Holder, Victorian Society correspondence.

Listing NGR: TG3817830990

Selected Sources

Holder, R J,

National Grid Reference: TG 38178 30990


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