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Merton Hall Shellhouse 340 Metres West South West of Merton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Merton, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.543 / 52°32'34"N

Longitude: 0.8131 / 0°48'46"E

OS Eastings: 590854

OS Northings: 297628

OS Grid: TL908976

Mapcode National: GBR RBS.GCW

Mapcode Global: VHKBV.1BPV

Entry Name: Merton Hall Shellhouse 340 Metres West South West of Merton Hall

Listing Date: 30 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076781

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220158

Location: Merton, Breckland, Norfolk, IP25

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Merton

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Merton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TL 99 NW

SP 4/70 5 Merton Hall Shellhouse
340 metres west south
west of Merton Hall


Garden house. Circa 1846 by Edward Blore, architect. Brick with some stone dressings.
Interior faced entirely with seashells. Corrugated tile roof. Tudor style. Single
storey with clasping polygonal buttresses to each angle surmounted by stone pepper-
pot finials. Crowstep gables with pepperpot apex finials. Entrance in gable-end
with 4-centred arch of timber forming spandrels. Part-glazed panelled door. Ovolo-
moulded arched flanking windows with a similar larger window in gable. 5 similar
blind arches to one gutter wall. 2 cusped Gothic windows with oculi in between to
other side covered by wooden shutters. Moulded brick dentil cornices. Rear gable-
end with canted oriel window in timber. Crenellated parapet and pediments above
the 3 shuttered openings. Interior. Walls and roof entirely covered with
seashells laid in varied patterns. Mosaic floor. Arched opening to oriel window.

Listing NGR: TL9085497628

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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