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The College, Brettenham

Description: The College

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 219839

OS Grid Reference: TL9238881217
OS Grid Coordinates: 592388, 281217
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3952, 0.8262

Location: Rushford Road, Euston, Suffolk IP24 2SE

Locality: Brettenham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP24 2SE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Rushford Bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

TL 98 SW

8/4 The College
G.V. II*

Secular College, now residence. Founded and built 1342 by Edmund Gonville,
restored c. 1850's by S.S. Teulon. Flint with stone quoins and dressings.
L plan but originally quadrangular. 2 storeys and attic. North facade
detailing all C19. Central 2 storey porch with cusped and moulded doorway.
Ashlar upper storey with cusped windows and steep spired roof. External
chimney to left originally served 2 storey hall, now rebuilt with C19 stack.
No ground floor windows below string course. Mullioned and cusped first
floor windows to left and elaborate 5-light cusped window to right through
1 1/2 storeys. The window is arched with stone dressings and blank quatrefoil
frieze at sill. Broad reticulated transom above stylised tree in vertical
panel. Tall eccentric gable above separates 2 C19 stacks. Courtyard wall
of west range contains 4 C14 upper windows, one of 2 lights, the remainder
single. 3 original arched openings to ground floor now blocked with windows.
Rear of north range has arched doorway opposite entrance porch suggesting
original through passage plan. Numerous mullioned C19 windows and large
bay window to parlour. One gabled dormer in each range. Interior has remains
of doors to service wing at west end of hall beyond passage. Parlour is
lower portion of 2 storey open hall with tie beams relocated as ceiling beams,
probably during alterations by Earl of Surrey in mid C16. Beams have double
ogee mouldings dating from foundation. Some C17 panelling in rear room not
in situ. Remains of several C16 roof rafters. The College is important
in conjuction with collegiate church to north as one of few remaining
examples. E.K. Bennet, Historical Memorials of the College of St. John the
Evangelist, Rushworth or Rushford, CO. Norfolk, Norwich, 1887.

Listing NGR: TL9238881217

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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