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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1076781
English Heritage Legacy ID: 220158
Location: Merton, Breckland, Norfolk, IP25
Civil Parish: Merton
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: Merton St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
MERTON MERTON PARK
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
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