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Little Massingham House

A Grade II Listed Building in Little Massingham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7819 / 52°46'54"N

Longitude: 0.6544 / 0°39'15"E

OS Eastings: 579117

OS Northings: 323781

OS Grid: TF791237

Mapcode National: GBR Q6B.Q7P

Mapcode Global: WHKQ9.0BWP

Entry Name: Little Massingham House

Listing Date: 13 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077659

English Heritage Legacy ID: 221910

Location: Little Massingham, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE32

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Civil Parish: Little Massingham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Little Massingham St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TF 72 SE
3/42 Little Massingham


Country House. 1904-1905 by Edmund Wimperis and Best, architects, for Mrs
E.W. Birkbeck. English bond red brick, rubbed brick and Ancaster stone
dressings, red Broseley tiled roofs. 2 storeys with attics, 7 bay each and
south facades. In style of c.1714, "largely influenced by the owners wish
to reproduce the design and character of an existing Georgian house in the
same county" (Builder 1904 p.140) that is Bixley Hall, by the amateur John
Buxton (1685-1731) visited by architects and clients in 1904 prior to
demolition. East, entrance, facade, has 3 central advanced bays, recessed
2 bay wings. Centre has 2 ground and 2 first floor 2 pane width sashes, one
central first floor 3-pane sash. Central pedimented drafted stone doorcase,
panelled door with fanlight. Wings have 2 ground and one first floor sash,
one blocked window. All windows are sashes with glazing bars under flat rubbed
brick arches. First floor plat-band, eaves wooden modillion cornice continued
as central pediment. 2 segmental headed sashed dormers, one pediment arched
headed sash. 2 ridge stacks. South, garden front has 2 bay advanced wings,
3 bay recessed centre with hooded stone doorcase. 2 ridge stacks. Single
storey collonnaded loggia and pilastered garden room with semi-circular
lunette in gable. Single storey services at west and north. Built with stables
and lodge at cost of ?7,624. Cubitt and Gotts of Ipswich, builders. Carving
by Jago of London. Contemporary garden layout and planting, 2 avenues only
of pate d'oie to south. Builder 10th February 1904 pp. 140-141.

Listing NGR: TF7911723781

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