DEANERY TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1194031
Date first listed:
26-Apr-1950
Statutory Address:
DEANERY TOWER, CHURCH WALK

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
DEANERY TOWER, CHURCH WALK

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

County:
Suffolk
District:
Babergh (District Authority)
Parish:
Hadleigh
National Grid Reference:
TM 02545 42442

Details

1. 1161 CHURCH WALK Deanery Tower TM 0242 3/2 26.4.50.

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2. 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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
277634
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

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