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Houghton Hall South Lodges with Gates, Gate Piers and Walls Attached

A Grade II* Listed Building in Houghton, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.8179 / 52°49'4"N

Longitude: 0.6561 / 0°39'21"E

OS Eastings: 579082

OS Northings: 327789

OS Grid: TF790277

Mapcode National: GBR Q5Y.BPL

Mapcode Global: WHKQ3.1FPL

Entry Name: Houghton Hall South Lodges with Gates, Gate Piers and Walls Attached

Listing Date: 9 October 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1153105

English Heritage Legacy ID: 221625

Location: Houghton, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE31

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Civil Parish: Houghton

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Houghton-next-Harpley St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


11/41 No. 34 and 35,
Houghton Hall
South Lodges
with gates, gate
piers and walls

G.V. II*

Gate lodges with gate piers, gates and walls attached at south entrance to
Houghton Hall (q.v.). C.1730, attributable to William Kent, perhaps supervised
by Thomas Ripley architect. Whitewashed brick, slate roofs, wrought iron gates
of exceptional quality. 2 storey rectangular on plan lodges with single storey
extensions. To carriage drive single part glazed doors under pentice canopies,
first floor hinged sashes with glazing bars. Rusticated quoins, gables
expressed as pediments. 2 end gable moulded stacks. Lean-tos to Park expressed
as abutting half pediments. To south curtain wall with single 2-light casement,
coped parapet. Panelled end piers with stone roundels. To east and west
quadrant coped wall, continued as straight wall with end triangular coped
pier, screening services of lodges from village. Wrought iron gates connect
both lodges. 2 central carriage gates, 2 outer pedestrian gates, fixed railings
in between. Divided by 4 major panel strips with upper cartouche heads. 4
minor panel divisions. Spear head dog-rail base, opposed curves at dado level,
upper level with rich opposed foliage scroll work pierced by spear heads.
Appear as block plans in Isaac Ware Plans ... Houghton (1735) 1750 ed.

Listing NGR: TF7908227789

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