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Description: Honing Hall
Date Listed: 16 April 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 224277
OS Grid Reference: TG3273429051
OS Grid Coordinates: 632734, 329051
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8087, 1.4517
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HONING LONG LANE
TG 32 NW
6/62 Honing Hall
House. 1748, altered by Sir John Soane 1788-90 and Humphry Repton 1792.
Brick with roof of black glazed pantiles. 5 bays in 2½ storeys and basement.
Centre 3 bays broken forward under pediment, the pediment with cartouche and
fruit and foliage trails. Central door beneath pedimented doorcase. Unfluted
Ionic columns and pilasters support plain entablature and pediment with
modillions. All windows are sashes with glazing bars beneath gauged skewback
arches. Platband at first floor added by Repton 1792. Timber eaves cornice
with consoles. Hipped roof with flat and 2 symmetrically placed stacks.
West return with one bay before full height bowed extension by Soane 1788-90.
3 sash windows each floor with glazing bars and gauged skewback arches (all
sash windows appear to have been replaced at this time). Repton's platband
continues into returns. Console timber eaves cornice as facade. East return
of 5 bays. Central ground floor window converted to French window. Dining
room to right with tripartite sash window. Otherwise fenestration of sashes
as before. Console timber eaves cornice as facade. 2 storey 5 bay service
range to rear 1868-70 by R.M. Phipson of Norwich and Ipswich. Double pile
plan. Fenestration of sash windows with glazing bars beneath gauged skewback
arches. Interior. Entrance hall details 1748. Fireplace with shouldered
timber surround carrying rectangular overmantle with mirror. Above is pediment
on scrolled consoles. Late C18 staircase with wreathed handrail and wrought
iron balusters, attributed to Repton. Main staircase of 1748 relocated
1868-70. Closed string with widely spaced turned balusters. Ramped handrail.
Library contains C19 plaster fireplace with female caryatid figures.
Listing NGR: TG3273429051
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Source: English Heritage
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