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The Tower House

A Grade II Listed Building in Blickling, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.8136 / 52°48'48"N

Longitude: 1.2049 / 1°12'17"E

OS Eastings: 616077

OS Northings: 328817

OS Grid: TG160288

Mapcode National: GBR VCZ.RF8

Mapcode Global: WHLRH.GJZX

Entry Name: The Tower House

Listing Date: 28 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051436

English Heritage Legacy ID: 228673

Location: Blickling, Broadland, Norfolk, NR11

County: Norfolk

District: Broadland

Civil Parish: Blickling

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Blickling

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


4/14 The Tower House

- II

Estate house, formerly a grandstand for the park racecourse. Built c.1770
to a design attributed to Thomas and William Ivory of Norwich, converted to
dwelling in C19. Red brick with diaper work. Roofs concealed behind
parapets. Circular tower of seven storeys with attached 2-storey and single
storey wings. Stair tower to south of seven storeys in header-bond brickwork
with traces of diapering; small loop windows on south side with stone
lintols. Rebuilt castellated parapet. Square 2-storey and basement block
attached on north side in English bond brickwork; platband at first floor
level continues around tower. In the east wall, a 3-light ogee-headed ground
floor casement with intersecting tracery and leaded glazing; first floor sash
with glazing bars and segmental head. Moulded brick cornice below castellated
parapet. In the north wall are three ogee-headed recesses with splayed
reveals, the centre one containing a 3-light window matching that on the east
side. Above, two narrower ogee-headed niches flanking a square-headed sash
with margin-panes. To the west a lower, later 2-storey block wrapping around
the south-west corner: 2 and 3-light casements with leaded glazing and
segmental heads. Small single-storey block in north-west angle. Ref:
"Blickling Hall" The National Trust 1985.

Listing NGR: TG1607728817

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