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Description: Bayfield Hall
Date Listed: 30 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 224616
OS Grid Reference: TG0486940493
OS Grid Coordinates: 604869, 340493
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9228, 1.0462
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TG 04 SW LETHERINGSETT WITH BAYFIELD
2/75 Bayfield Hall
Country house, mid C18 enlargement of C16 house, brick with stone rusticated
quoins, front range pantiles, rear range plain tiles. Double range plus
rear service wing, 3 storeys. Principal facade to south of 5 wide
symmetrical bays, brick parapet with stone cap, cornice with modillions below
parapet; centre 3 bays break forward with rusticated stone quoins. Stone
surrounds to windows, ground and first floor have large 8-paned sashes with
glazing bars, 2nd floor has 6-pane sashes with glazing bars. Central doorway
with pediment and 2 Tuscan columns each with egg and dart echinus, pulvinated
frieze, double leaved glazed door. Cross stacks to left and right of centre
3 bays. West facade: 4 bays to south of brick, 4 bays to north of gault
brick; central pilaster strip in red brick, rusticated quoins of brick
pilasters at angles; windows with flat arches, right 4 bays of ground floor
have low sashes with glazing bars, that to first bay with steps to terrace,
eight 8-pane sashes to first floor, eight 6-pane sashes to 2nd floor. Left
4 bays of ground floor of colourwashed brick, sash to 3rd bay. Forward single
storey addition to first bay extending northwards, English bond with recessed
panels, parapet, 2 sashes; glazed conservatory with wooden fluted Tuscan
columns and flat entablature to 2nd bay and right return of addition. East
facade: 4 bays, 2 gable, ends, left angle with clasping brick pilaster having
rusticated stone quoins; left gable with wide central stack part external
to first and 2nd floor only, right gable with internal stack and doorway
c.1945 having classical doorcase with pediment, square fluted columns, door
with panels grouped.2:3:3. Sash windows of different sizes with glazing
bars and stone lintels. Oval window with glazing bars to 2nd floor of left
gable. Rear: fixed stair window with semi-circular head and glazing bars,
varied and scattered fenestration; 3 bay 3 storey C19 service wing extension
to left plus linking bay, 3-light transomed casement to ground floor, all
sashes to first and 2nd floor facing east and north with moulded brick bands
below sills; single storey extension to right for dairy having 12-pane fixed
window with cast iron glazing bars and tudor rose bosses, segmental head.
Interior: ground floor central front room of 3 bays with moulded ceiling
and ceiling rose, fireplaces either end with console brackets and pediments
to surrounds, plaster ceiling to right room; room to left with cornice
frieze. Adam style fireplace in white marble inlaid with green marble, fluted
pilasters, frieze of anthemions, central marble relief of classical deities.
Room to left at rear with geometric plaster ceiling, reeded doorframes
with patera, fireplace in white and green marble with relief plaque of
sleeping god with hound. Wide open well staircase with mahogany wreathed
handrail, panelled dado. Library to central 3 bays first floor front has
plaster ceiling with 3 roses, moulded cornice white marble fireplaces at
either end, each with tapering pilasters, meander decoration and two small
marble reliefs of putti eating grapes.
Listing NGR: TG0486940493
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Source: English Heritage
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