Record Details

NHER Number:17712
Type of record:Building
Name:Swanton Lodge and Gates, Melton Constable Park


An early 19th century stucco and brick lodge with a central wooden portico with Tuscan Doric columns and pilasters. The cast iron gates, brick gate piers and railings all date to about 1810.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0258 3234
Map Sheet:TG03SW

Full description

Gates to Melton Constable Park with good yellow brick and flint gateposts topped by urns, about 1810.
Four cannon set in ground.
Lodge house to side.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 30 November 1981.

Rear (east) face of house has a portico set on coupled pairs of Tuscan columns.
E. Rose (NAU) 28 September 1987.

Side walls and railings destroyed by car impact 1992, replaced then damaged again by second impact.
E. Rose (NLA) 27 July 1992.

February 1999.
Railings still in pieces on ground; is this from the same accident or another?
Large sandstone boulder placed in front.
E. Rose (NLA), 1 March 1999.

Monument Types

  • GATE LODGE (18th Century to 21st Century - 1800 AD to 2100 AD)
  • GATE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1810 AD to 2100 AD)
  • GATE PIER (19th Century to 21st Century - 1810 AD to 2100 AD)
  • RAILINGS (19th Century to 21st Century - 1810 AD to 2100 AD)
  • WALL (19th Century to 21st Century - 1810 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CANNON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

Related records

30472Part of: Melton Constable Park (Monument)

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