SPEXHALL HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1352609
Date first listed:
01-Sep-1953
Statutory Address:
SPEXHALL HALL, HALL LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
SPEXHALL HALL, HALL LANE

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

County:
Suffolk
District:
Waveney (District Authority)
Parish:
Spexhall
National Grid Reference:
TM 37810 81290

Details

TM 38 SE SPEXHALL HALL LANE

2/22 Spexhall Hall

1-9-53

- II

Farmhouse. Late C15 and later. 2 storeys and attics to main range. Timber- framed and rendered; black glazed pantiles; a red brick gable on the east incorporating a chimney-stack with a plain square shaft. A lean-to on the west side, and a 1½ storey rear range at right-angles to the front, are both encased in colour-washed brick. The main range has an internal chimney-stack with short diagonally-set attached shafts; 3-light old mullion-and-transome type windows; and a 6-panel door with raised fielded panels, and surround with half-round pilasters, entablature, and an oblong fanlight with diagonal glazing bars. Basically, a late medieval 3-cell house, of which only the 2- bay open hall survives: this was high, with embattled ornament on the middle rails at what is now the level of the inserted ceiling. A fine doorway in the north-west corner, with 4-centred arched head and cavetto moulding, led to the parlour, replaced by the present lean-to. The main beam of the inserted ceiling has ovolo-moulding and stepped stops with jewel; the inserted stack, with 2 back-to-back hearths, is at the west end of the hall. At the east end, a later studded partition divides off the present entrance hall; the original service area was extended or replaced to form a parlour in the late C16. The roof over the former open hall, although altered, is smoke-blackened, and was apparently of simple rafter construction; over the eastern end there are clasped side purlins. The wing at the rear is an early-to-mid C17 service range with the main beams partly reused, probably from the earlier house: one has the remains of mouldings and Tudor flower motifs. The house stands on a rectangular moated site.

Listing NGR: TM3781081290

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
282096
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.

End of official listing

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