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East Suffolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TM 36732 89760


METTINGHAM BECCLES ROAD TM 38 NE 4/15 Mettingham Hall 1-9-53 GV II* Farmhouse. Mainly mid C17 but part possibly earlier. Red brick, with a plastered facade; part of the left wing has mid C20 textured render. There is a corbelled string course around most of the house at first floor level, raised segmentally over the windows; similar arches form drip moulds over the upper windows on the wings. Plaintiled roof. 2 storeys and attics. H-type plan with shaped gables except to the rear of the shorter left wing. Symmetrical facade arranged 1:3:1. Mainly C18 cross windows, some lights retaining square-leaded glass; the left wing has mid C20 windows, the right wing an original ovolo-moulded attic window. C18 pedimented doorcase and 6- panel door. The door surround is painted to resemble quoins. The centre section and inner returns of the wings have a plaster coved eaves cornice. Against the right wing is a C17 lean-to addition, and behind this a truncated external stack. The rear of the centre section shows signs of alteration: there is one C18 4-light square-leaded window with cornice and a second truncated stack. The left wing terminates in an axial stack which is placed internally and suggests that this wing may have once extended further to the rear. The attached remains of the dairy are now used as garaging. The interior has been somewhat altered. The main feature is the fine original stair in the right wing, extending to the attic around a narrow rectangular well: there are turned balusters and newels with acorn finials. The room in the rear of this wing has a quoined stucco fireplace with 3-centre arch, enriched with lozenge and triangle motifs. This room had complete C18 panelling, now removed. Some bridging beams have ornate stop-chamfers. Sandon, Suffolk Houses, 1977 p.101 and pp.273-5.

Listing NGR: TM3673289760


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Books and journals
Sandon, E, Suffolk Houses: A Study of Domestic Architecture, (1977), 101
Sandon, E, Suffolk Houses: A Study of Domestic Architecture, (1977), 273-275


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: 11 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/14144/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Norman H Sumter. Source Historic England Archive
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