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

Mid Suffolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TM 07696 47875


SOMERSHAM TM 04 NE 6/153 Bleak Hall - - II House, built in 3 stages: C16, c.1600 and C18. 2 storeys. Timber-framed and plastered. Plaintiled roofs. Axial C17 chimney of red brick has a central pilaster strip at front and back faces. At the front are mainly late C20 casements and at the rear mainly C19 small-pane casements. Lean-to C20 front entrance porch with arch-headed framed and boarded door. To left of entrance is a C16 cell of 2 bays with blocked diamond mullioned windows; the walls were raised and a new roof built in C17. To right is a 2-cell extension of c.1600, containing hall and service. Both phases have plain heavy exposed framing. The central chimney has a large lintel led open fireplace in the hall and 2 plastered arched original fireplaces to the parlour and chamber. Known as Cold Hall until C20.

Listing NGR: TM0769647875


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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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Date: 29 Jun 2004
Reference: IOE01/11849/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr T. P. C. Bramer. Source Historic England Archive
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