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Ickworth House, Suffolk

Large Neoclassical country mansion built between 1795 and 1829 for Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry to house his collection treasures and estranged wife and family. Designed by the architect Mario Asprucci with building works overseen by Francis Sandys.

Italianate style Palladian facades finished with Stucco render with lead and slate covered roofs. Central rotunda with pilasters and domed balustraded roof. East and West wings each with a central pedimented portico with Ionic columns. House and Park given to National Trust in 1956 in lieu of death duties.

Gate lodge along the A143 (Not Ickworth Lodge) with pitched pantile roof, central chimney stack and white painted stone walls. Pitched roof dormers to south and east elevations with arched leaded windows. Projecting bays at ground floor with similar windows.


Somerleyton Hall, Lowestoft

Former Tudor-Jaconbean mansion located near Lowestoft, Suffolk.  Extensively remodelled in 1843 when bought by the prosperous entrepreneur and MP, Samuel Morton Peto. Designed by John Thomas in the Anglo-Italian renaissance style. Formal gardens created by William Andrews Nesfield with a greenhouse by Joseph Paxton.

South Lodge, screen wall and entrance gates located on the Blundeston Road. Grade II listed, built circa 1846 and contructed of red brick with stone mouldings and quoins. Pitched slate roof with fishscale pattern and Flemish gables. South elevation with 4 light canted bay window in stone. Central axial chimney stack with cruciform group of flues.

Somerleyton, Suffolk

South Lodge, Somerleyton.

South Lodge, Somerleyton.