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Gunton Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Thorpe Market, Norfolk

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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

Plus Code: 9F43V87F+WW

Entry Name: Gunton Tower

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Last Amended: 15 February 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1049785

English Heritage Legacy ID: 224723

ID on this website: 101049785

Location: North Norfolk, NR11

County: Norfolk

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

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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

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