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Bovills Hall, Gazeley

Description: Bovills Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 June 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 275601

OS Grid Reference: TL7203264166
OS Grid Coordinates: 572032, 264166
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2488, 0.5186

Location: Higham Road, Gazeley, Suffolk CB8 8RE

Locality: Gazeley
Local Authority: Forest Heath District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CB8 8RE

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Listing Text


6/41 Bovills Hall


Farmhouse. C15 or early C16 with major alterations of c.1600,
C18 and C19. A much altered open-hall house of 2 or 3 cells.
One-and-a-half storeys and attics. Timber-framed, mainly encased
C19 in flint rubble with red brick quoins. Flemish gable added C19.
Plaintiled roof with gabled casement dormers; C17 or C18 gable
chimney of gault and red brick with C20 diagonally-set square
flues. C20 casements with leaded lights. C19 1-storey lean-to
slated porch with C20 glazed entrance door. The 2-bay open hall
has part of the central open truss surviving; jowled storey posts
with uncambered tie-beam and part of an unchamfered arch brace.
Some close-studded walling of a closed truss and the lodged floor
joists of a storeyed end room are visible. The 1st floor was
inserted into the hall c.1600. The house extended to left and
right, and the roof rebuilt, C18. A large mid-C19 2 storey
extension to rear is not of special interest. Included despite
later alterations because of the good quality C15 core.

Listing NGR: TL7203264166

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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