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Garden Walls at Besthorpe Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Besthorpe, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.518 / 52°31'4"N

Longitude: 1.0451 / 1°2'42"E

OS Eastings: 606700

OS Northings: 295485

OS Grid: TM067954

Mapcode National: GBR TG4.11R

Mapcode Global: VHL8F.2ZB1

Entry Name: Garden Walls at Besthorpe Hall

Listing Date: 21 July 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342474

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220300

Location: Besthorpe, Breckland, Norfolk, NR17

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Besthorpe

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Besthorpe All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


2/53 Garden walls at
21.7.51 Besthorpe Hall


Garden walls. Brick. Late C16. Defines tilting ground to west of house
with walls to north and south, part walled to east and a ha-ha retaining wall
to west. Walls in English or mixed bond on plinth with saw toothed eaves
cornice and moulded coping. Summerhouse abuts east side of east wall probably
mid C17. Entrance arch to kitchen garden has polygonal engaged columns on
square plinth either side of moulded arch carded on imposts. String course
links heads of columns over arch. Overthrow above with 2 circular lunettes.
Kitchen garden wall runs to south, returns east and again to north, each side
with similar arch. Arch in entrance courtyard late C20 copy. 2 gate piers
in courtyard C18 with pineapples as finials. 2 others C20 copies.

Listing NGR: TM0670095485

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