Record Details

NHER Number:28918
Type of record:Building
Name:Manor House, Mount Street


An 18th century brick mansion, with a semi circular Doric porch, and 18th century timber framed stables, partially rebuilt in brick during the 19th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1182 8024
Map Sheet:TM18SW

Full description

18th century mansion, said to have been in the same family since 1740 thus providing a terminus ante quem.
Red brick, two storeys and attic.
Main 5 bay facade with additional bay set back, and three dormers; recessed sashes; dentilled modillion cornice.
Central door with half round Doric porch.
Garden front (at right angles to facade) has keystones to windows and tall rounded central staircase window.
Service wing to northeast, said to contain many original features.
See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA) 6 April 1992.

South Norfolk District Council say there is a garden front which they believe is older than the facade to the street.
To the north are stables, examined in February 1994.
The 18th century stables were timber framed, and were rebuilt in brick in the 19th century.
See (S3).
(S4) in file, it is hoped to preserve more of the fittings than is indicated on these.
E. Rose (NLA) 24 February 1994.

House stated in (S5) to have been built by Philip Meadows, a young Diss attorney.
E. Rose (NLA) 25 February 1998.

(S5) also states that by 1885 the grounds has been laid out a small lawn with a thin belt of mixed planting, and a kitchen garden with two small glasshouses. The grounds are depicted in some 19th century sketches, showing mature timber trees and the view of the church from the gardens.
S. Spooner (NLA) 25 October 2005

Monument Types

  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STABLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: GYT 18-24, EPX.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Newspaper Article: 1992. Eastern Daily Press. 3 April.
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S3>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 1994. Building Report..
<S4>Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
<S5>Unpublished document: Taigel, A. 1997. Norfolk Gardens Trust: Town Gardens Survey - Volume One.

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