The Flying Chariot / 92 And 94 Benton Street

21 Jun 2002
The Flying Chariot, Benton Street, Hadleigh, Babergh, Suffolk, IP7 5AY
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92 And 94 Benton Street, Hadleigh, Babergh, Suffolk, IP7 5AY
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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 BENTON STREET (South West Side) 26.4.50. No 92 TM 04 SW 1/45 12.7.%. No 94



Known as "The Flying Chariot" this building was formerly an Inn.

Cl6 origin but largely C17 features, especially on front which has elaborate ornamental detail. L-shaped 2 storey timber-framed and plastered, roofs tiled. The front and part of the South side have remains of extensive floral pargetting. There is elaborate carved wood detail on the whole of the front and the barge boards on North side. The eaves board is carved and has the date 1656 over the North oriel window, 3 window range, all oriel windows supported by 3 brackets, all carved with head of a man, said to be Charles I (except for 1 oriel). The eaves board is supported by 6 similar brackets. The oriel windows are of 5 lights with transom and many of the leaded casements are original. The ground floor has 1 doorway with heavy carved pediment supported by brackets carved as lions.

The door has 6 panels. Large rectangular chimney stack South part of front block, and at the back a 2 storey oriel window projecting from ground level. There is some good interior detail, including some painting, NMR photos.

Nos 90 to 118 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: TM0299341820


This is part of the Series: IOE\Selby_Leslie G. IOE Records for Selby, Leslie G.; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr Leslie G. Selby. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Selby, Leslie G.

Rights Holder: Selby, Leslie G.


Pargeting, Plaster, Tile, Timber, Medieval Timber Framed Building, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Elizabethan Inn, Commercial, Domestic, Residential Building, Building, Unassigned