Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1352192

Date first listed: 29-Jul-1955



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

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk (District Authority)

Parish: Fressingfield

National Grid Reference: TM 26657 77657


FRESSINGFIELD TM 27 NE 10/1 Fressingfield Hall - (formerly listed as The 29.7.55 Hall) -- II*

Manor farmhouse. Early C17. Timber framed and plastered. Black pantiled roof to south of main range and to cross-wings; plaintiles to north. 2 storeys and attic. A main range with flanking cross-wings, projecting only to the north; there is a north stair wing attached to the east (parlour) cross- wing and a north porch. Many good C18 3-light mullion and transom casement windows with square-leaded glass. The side wall of the east wing has 2 original mullion and transom first floor windows. Original 2-storey porch with blocked side windows; inside the porch the original moulded door frame and fine plank door with a panelled and studded outer face. The porch, stair wing and east cross-wing have spherical drop-finials at the foot of the gables. The main range has 2 original square axial stacks with semi-circular headed panels to each face and corbelled caps. The parlour has very fine complete bolection-moulded panelling of c.1700; the panels have painted graining to-resemble walnut. The fireplace overmantel has 3 panels painted in oils, the centre one showing a contemporary view of part of the house together with Fressingfield church (removed for restoration at time of survey). Original staircase with turned balusters. The stair wing and 3 of the bedrooms have moulded plasterwork to the borders of the ceiling; the doorways into the 2 bedrooms in the east wing have similar moulded surrounds. There is a ground floor stuccoedfireplace with 3-centred arch and 2 similar first floor fireplaces, all lined to imitate ashlar. Several C17 panelled doors. This house is a particularly fine example of its type and date. Remains of medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM2665777657


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

Legacy System number: 279950

Legacy System: LBS

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