Deanery Tower

12 Jun 2002
Deanery Tower, Church Walk, Hadleigh, Babergh, Suffolk, IP7 5ED
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


1161 CHURCH WALK Deanery Tower TM 0242 3/2 26.4.50.



Built 1495 by Archdeacon Pykeham a former rector. Very fine example of late C15 brickwork. It was originally the gatehouse to the Archdeacon's house (demolished early C19). It is of red brick with black diapering, 43 ft high, 31 ft wide, flanked at the 4 corners by panelled and embattled turrets. The turrets on the east side are hexagonal and rise from the ground level, the turrets on the west side spring from a little way below the corbel table. The carved and moulded brick chimneys in early C16 style were added in 1830. All the external brick panelling is decorated with trefoil- cusped heads. Over the entrance gateway are 2 storeys, the 1st with an oriel window on west side of 2 lights and surmounted by a brick cornice with trefoil-cusped work. The room has been used as a library and was panelled in 1730 by Dean Wilkins. There is a curious painting on plaster above the fireplace of the Church with the river and hills beyond, executed by a local artist Benjamin Coleman 1629. There are also 2 paintings said to be by Canaletto who was a guest of Dean Tanner between 1749 and 1751. A small vaulted oratory with secret chamber is in the south east turret. NMR photos.

All the listed buildings in Church Walk form a group.

Listing NGR: TM0254542442


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1663 IOE Records taken by Sally Rayner; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs Sally Rayner. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Rayner, Sally

Rights Holder: Rayner, Sally


Brick, Medieval Gatehouse, Tudor Unassigned, Building, Deanery, Domestic, Clergy House, Clerical Dwelling, House, Dwelling, Tower