Pond Hall Farmhouse

16 Aug 1999
Pond Hall Farmhouse, Church Road, Tattingstone, Babergh, Suffolk, IP9 2NF
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.



House. C14/C15 or earlier with later alterations and additions. Timber framed and plastered. Red plain tiled roofs. Ridge chimney stack to left crosswing, off centre left stack to hall. Hall house with crosswing to left and later crosswing to right, C20 outshot porch and hall to right of left crosswing. There is a stair turret to rear of this outshot. The roof continues down to ground floor to right of the central hall. 2 storeys 1:2:1 window range of C20 vari-light leaded casements. There is a single storey lean-to extension to rear of left return and rising from it a buttress supporting a parapet which appears to support the attached shaft chimney stack. Interior:- Of complex plan, the left crosswing has halved wall braces, there could possibly have been a very early single storey building with arched braces to tie beam, with a later roof raise to its present 2 storey height, there are arched braces to a steeply cambered tie beam, the roof above not seen at time of re-survey. The plaster on the inner rear wall of this crosswing has 2 pairs of incised crossed keys and several roundels, also a 2-centred arch was said to be visible through the plaster prior to recent repainting. The central hall is open to ceiling above the modern staircase and has a 4 arm cross quadrant crown post with the base splayed between the angles, circa 1370-1450, resting on a cambered tie beam. The right crosswing and outshot have mainly C18 features visible, excepting jowled storey posts and a heavy chamfered bridging joist. The walls to kitchen, larder and stairs are all of C18 beaded boards and there are some C18 vertically boarded doors with ironmongery. Details of rear room are covered by C20 decoration.

Listing NGR: TM1373036915


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0665 IOE Records taken by Russell Edwards; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Russell Edwards. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Edwards, Russell

Rights Holder: Edwards, Russell


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