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Medina Rajneesh, Herringswell

Description: Medina Rajneesh

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 275772

OS Grid Reference: TL7162270896
OS Grid Coordinates: 571622, 270896
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3094, 0.5160

Location: Herringswell, Suffolk IP28 6SH

Locality: Herringswell
Local Authority: Forest Heath District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP28 6SH

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Listing Text


4/31 Medina Rajneesh

Large country house; a Neo Sannyas Commune. Formerly known as Herringswell
Manor, 1906-7 for A.W. Ballance. In the Tudorbethan style. 2 storeys,
asymmetrical in form. Ground floor walling in red brick with limestone
dressings; the upper floor faced in half-timbering in various patterns with
roughcast infill. Plaintiled roofs with clusters of octagonal startop chimneys
of red brick. Multiple gables with bargeboards richly carved with trailing-
leaf and other motifs, and with drop finials at the apex. Ground floor windows
of limestone with moulded mullions, metal casements, in some instances
retaining leaded lights. 1st floor windows similar with wooden mullions. A
number of polygonal 2-storey transomed bay windows. Gabled entrance porch, the
ground storey open on timber posts with arched openings; the upper storey is
jettied and half-timbered and has the date-cartouche 1907. Stone entrance
doorway, arched, with pair of multiple-panelled doors. On the south side is a
loggia with classical columns supporting a balustraded balcony. The interior
decoration is eclectic, with much joinery in the C18 manner; some rooms have
fittings in the Art Nouveau style.

Listing NGR: TL7162270896

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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