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Entrance Gateway 15 Metres North of Wamil Hall, with Attached Flanking Walls Which Return Towards Wa, Mildenhall

Description: Entrance Gateway 15 Metres North of Wamil Hall, with Attached Flanking Walls Which Return Towards Wa

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 275898

OS Grid Reference: TL6955074424
OS Grid Coordinates: 569550, 274424
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3417, 0.4875

Location: Wamil Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk IP28 7JZ

Locality: Mildenhall
Local Authority: Forest Heath District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP28 7JZ

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Listing Text


8/87 Entrance gateway 15 metres
- north of Wamil Hall, with
attached flanking walls
which return towards Wamil

- II

Gateway, late C16. Probably for Sir Henry Warner (d.1617). About 3 m. wide
and 4m. high; flanking brick walls built or rebuilt C18 and altered C20.
Dressed limestone facade to north face of gateway, with backing piers of gault
and orange brick. Moulded arched gateway with moulded pilasters and
entablature; the cornice and pilaster capitals enriched with egg-and-dart
ornament. Within the pediment is a central achievement, well-carved, probably
of Sir Henry Warner. On either side of the pediment are surmounting stone
balls. The original oak door, counterboarded with multiple nailing, has a
wicket door, and is complete with strap hinges and sliding bolts. On either
side are brick flanking walls about 2.5m. high, rebuilt in part C20, but
retaining moulded stone copings and ball finials at the piers. After about 7
metres, the walling returns towards Wamil Hall, broken by a later gateway on
the east side, but forming originally an inner court against the north side of
Wamil Hall.

Listing NGR: TL6955074424

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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