Braiseworth Old Hall

11 Jul 2002
Braiseworth Old Hall, Braiseworth, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

BRAISEWORTH TM 17 SW 1/1 Braiseworth Old Hall 29.7.55

- II

Former farmhouse. Late C16 with early-mid C17 remodelling. Main range with projecting cross-wing to left; further work to right of main range is missing.

Ground floor of red brick with diaperwork in dark headers. Upper floor timber framed and rendered. Slated roof. 2 storeys and attic. Upper floor jettied at front, with a moulded baseplate. Cross-wing has moulded tie beam and brackets to ends of wallplates. On ground floor, 2 original 4-light windows with hollow-moulded mullions; a further similar window to rear. Upper windows are C19 4-paned casements. Heavy ovolo-moulded doorframe of early-mid C17; contemporary overlight with a single ovolo mullion. C19 4-panel door. This doorway is in the position of a blocked late C16 window. Blocked doorway in projecting side wall of cross-wing, adjacent to main range. Stack at right gable end has square shaft with moulded brick base. Interior. Both upper rooms have good early-mid C17 ribbed plaster ceilings with all-over geometric designs, mainly comprising lozenges and squares. Upper fireplace has stuccoed 4-centred arch. Some heavy close studding, especially in cross-wing; the studding in both ranges is trimmed for large upper windows. Former doorway by stack on upper floor has ovolo moulding. Ground floor ceilings show chamfered floorbeams (including dragon beam), the joists concealed. Open fireplace with original lintol. Side purlin roof; a lower row of butt purlins with 2-way cranked wind bracing.

Listing NGR: TM1312170576


This is part of the Series: IOE\Erbes_Edward IOE Records for Erbes, Edwards; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr Edward Erbes. Source Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Erbes, Edward

Rights Holder: Erbes, Edward


Brick, Render, Slate, Timber, Tudor Jettied House, Elizabethan Monument <By Form>, Jettied Building, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House, House, Domestic, Dwelling