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Latitude: 52.8648 / 52°51'53"N
Longitude: 1.3248 / 1°19'29"E
OS Eastings: 623892
OS Northings: 334880
OS Grid: TG238348
Mapcode National: GBR WDW.KPY
Mapcode Global: WHMSH.B823
Entry Name: Gunton Tower
Listing Date: 4 October 1960
Last Amended: 15 February 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1049785
English Heritage Legacy ID: 224723
Location: Thorpe Market, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR11
District: North Norfolk
Civil Parish: Thorpe Market
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: Thorpe Market St Margaret
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
TG 23 SW THORPE MARKET NORTH WALSHAM ROAD
6/61 Gunton Tower
(formerly listed as
4.10.60 Gunton Park Observatory)
Observation tower and adjoining ranges. Circa 1830 for Lord Suffield. Gault
brick, lead roof. Central archway with concave side wings to north and south
fronts. Semicircular brick arch with brick keystone flanked by paired Doric
giant pilasters, the lower half of which are rusticated; between each pair
of pilasters a square headed window with cross glazing bars, each light
tripartite; a band above the windows continues to form the imposts to the
arch; above this two oculi with radiating glazing bars; plain cornice;
balustraded parapet with ball finials. From this archway rises a 2 stage
square tower; to each face of the first stage a pair of semicircular headed
sash windows with radiating glazing bars; sill on brackets; plain cornice.
Each face of the second stage is glazed with a square headed tripartite
sash window the central part having a semicircular glazing bar; flanking
engaged Doric columns support a coved cornice; pyramidal roof with flagpole.
To each side of the archway are curved single storey wings of 3 bays with
semicircular headed windows with T-shaped glazing bars, the lower lights
tripartite, the upper with radiating glazing bars; rusticated quoins; plain
cornice; flat roof. Restored c1980.
Listing NGR: TG2389234880
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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