Monkey Lodge

23 Aug 1999
Monkey Lodge, Freston Hill, Freston, Babergh, Suffolk, IP9 1AB
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TM 13 NE FRESTON FRESTON HILL (East side) 4/6 Monkey Lodge GV II Lodge. 1861 on date plaque. C20 alterations to rear. For John Berners. White brick with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. 3 intersecting rectangles with C20 porch to angle at rear. 1 storeys. Moulded plinth. Front range has rusticated angle pilasters with paired ashlar capitals and frieze with swag ornament to returns.

Dentilled cornice, pedimented gable end. Sashes with glazing bars in ashlar architraves with cyma recta cornices and brick aprons. Gable end has ashlar plaque between ground floor and attic windows bearing coat of arms and motto DEL FUEGO EL AROLA. Segmental arch to attic sash. Subsidiary ranges have rusticated angles and square recesses, sunk panels above sash windows in ashlar architraves. Moulded cornices. Stack to rear has curvilinear gable with plaque inscribed 18 1B 61.

Further stack to rear left is panelled and corniced with flanking scrolled brackets.

Attached to front left is short wall with rusticated corniced pier with ball finial.

Formed lodge to Woolverstone Hall (qv). The motto and name of the lodge are said to relate to an incident where a pet monkey saved a child of the Berners family from a fire.

Listing NGR: TM1750539970


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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