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ALSTON COURT

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ALSTON COURT

List entry Number: 1033571

Location

ALSTON COURT, HIGH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Nayland-with-Wissington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1953

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 278442

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

HIGH STREET 1. 5377 (East Side) Nayland with Wissington Alston Court TL 9734 27/695 10.1.53. I GV

2. A fine building rich in detail of various periods. Probably originally the house of a wealthy wool merchant of the late C15 but considerably altered at later dates. Restored in 1912 and some of the earlier mullioned and transomed windows uncovered. It is planned around a central courtyard. The north front has cross wings at the east and west ends. The east wing has exposed timber-framing and a jettied upper storey on exposed joists, the ground storey has a 7-light bay window with heavily moulded oak mullions and richly carved transome and sill. The centre block was built out with 1 storey in the late C17 - early C18 and there is a large 9-light mullioned window with 2 transomes and heraldic glass in the upper part. The doorway has a late C17-early C18 semi-circular hood on curved brackets. The west cross wing has a Venetian window on the upper storey and a double-hung sash window with glazing bars on the ground storey. The centre block and west wing are faced in plaster. The east front has exposed timber-framing with brick nogging. The courtyard has an 8-light window. The hall interior has a tie-beam with arched braces and a king post. The panelled dining room has richly carved and moulded beams and there are some traces of C15 colour decoration. A solar above the dining room has a boarded roof with curved arched braces on corbels carved as human figures. Roofs tiled.



Listing NGR: TL9750634206

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National Grid Reference: TL 97506 34206

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