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Gunton Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hanworth, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.8584 / 52°51'30"N

Longitude: 1.3076 / 1°18'27"E

OS Eastings: 622771

OS Northings: 334112

OS Grid: TG227341

Mapcode National: GBR WDW.TNQ

Mapcode Global: WHMSH.1FY1

Entry Name: Gunton Park

Listing Date: 20 February 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1049868

English Heritage Legacy ID: 224500

Location: Hanworth, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR11

County: Norfolk

District: North Norfolk

Civil Parish: Hanworth

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Gunton with Hanworth

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


20:2:52 Gunton Park


Country house, now divided into several houses, c1742 by Matthew
Brettingham (Colvin) and c1785 by Samuel and William Wyatt (Robinson).
Gault brick, brick; slate and lead roofs. Irregular plan. South front
of 5 bays, 2 storeys by Brettingham. Rusticated quoins, Gibbs surrounds
to window openings and to central doorway. Central 3 bays project also
with rusticated quoins; pediment; coat of arms in Coade stone in tympanum;
stone lion over pediment. Part balustraded rendered parapet. A 9 bay
colonnade with projecting pavilions to east and west was added by Wyatt
in late C18. Rendered Tuscan columns and pilaster responds; plain frieze;
lead roof. End pavilions have rusticated quoins, windows to floor level
under segmental arches having segmental heads; side lights with glazing
bars, radiating glazing bars to top. This house of 5 by 7 bays burned
down in 1882. 3~southern-most bays rebuilt c1980 when sash windows with
glazing bars and internal fittings were introduced mostly of c1980 but
some cellar doors and some mahogany veneered doors from later house used.
East front of 7 bays repeats window and pediment detail of south front.
Axis of house probably altered in late C18 to make east the entrance
front and doorway added at this time having stone surround with continuous
moulding flanked by 2 rendered pilasters and plain frieze over. 3 central
bays still ruinous. 2 northernmost bays re-roofed with slate in late
C19 after the fire, red brick internal wall. An attic dormer was added
to east and west elevations with Gibbs surround; also 2 chimneys with
banded decoration. Interior. One room chimney piece probably from temp.
Brettingham. West elevation of 9 bays, 2 storeys probably all by Wyatt
using Brettingham's decorative detail. Central 3 bays form a 2 storey
bow, now all ruinous. Iron grille to lower half remains in some openings.
To north of this a 6 bay wing of 3 storeys to the same height as the
Brettingham range was added by Wyatt c1785 with its principal facade to
east. The southernmost bay has a 3 storey bow with sash windows with
glazing bars and glazed doors to top storey opening on to an iron verandah
which extends up all 3 floors with iron supports, arched between.
Remaining 5 bays have central door with side-lights and fanlight with
radiating glazing bars over all. Sash windows with glazing bars; 6 giant
Doric pilasters; plain cornice; partly balustraded parapet. H. Colvin.
Dictionary of British Architects. J.M. Robinson. The Wyatts 1979. CUP.

Listing NGR: TG2277134112

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