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Ford Place and Attached Grotto

A Grade II Listed Building in Thetford, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.4099 / 52°24'35"N

Longitude: 0.7542 / 0°45'15"E

OS Eastings: 587429

OS Northings: 282664

OS Grid: TL874826

Mapcode National: GBR RD7.ZD8

Mapcode Global: VHKCD.1P2G

Plus Code: 9F42CQ53+WM

Entry Name: Ford Place and Attached Grotto

Listing Date: 3 April 1951

Last Amended: 1 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207667

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384729

Location: Thetford, Breckland, Norfolk, IP24

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Thetford

Built-Up Area: Thetford

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Thetford St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


617-1/8/62 (South West side)
03/04/51 Ford Place and attached grotto
(Formerly Listed as:
(South West side)
Ford Place)


House, now residential home for elderly. Early C19, additions
of c1860. Gault brick. Roofs of black-glazed pantiles.
Double-pile plan. 2-3 storeys. Irregular facade to north in 3
distinct elements, all with different roof lines. East part
with double-leaf glazed door set within a doorcase consisting
of engaged reeded and fluted Ionic columns supporting a
dentilled pediment. To left is a first-floor staircase window
with 6/6 glazing bars and a rounded head. Fenestration
generally of 6/6 sashes with gauged skewback arches. Gabled
and hipped roofs. Multiple stacks. South front has balanced
asymmetry: 2 hipped elements broken forward right and left,
that to right (east) with a full-height canted bay. The other
with 2 hipped through-eaves dormers, probably c1860.
Immediately west of house (and attached to it) is a 3-bay,
single-storey grotto of whole flints: a central pointed
doorway flanked by a pointed Y-tracery window right and left.
INTERIOR: staircase mid C19: 2 twisted balusters per tread and
moulded handrail. Main rooms with dentil cornices and marble
fireplaces. 6-panelled doors.

Listing NGR: TL8742982664

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

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