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Old Buckenham Hall School, Brettenham

Description: Old Buckenham Hall School

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 January 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 276338

OS Grid Reference: TL9571652965
OS Grid Coordinates: 595716, 252965
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1403, 0.8587

Locality: Brettenham
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP7 7PH

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Listing Text

Old Buckenham Hall
(formerly listed as
Brettenham Hall)
TL 95 SE 33/191 23.1.58
Formerly Brettenham Hall. A large red brick mansion probably of C16
origin but extensively added to or rebuilt in the first part of the C19
when it was altered in preparation for the residence of Joseph Bonaparte,
Ex-King of Naples and Spain, and brother of the first Napolean. It stands
in a park of about 150 acres and is approached by an avenue of oak trees.
The south front is mainly 2 storeyed and the north front has various
blocks of 2, 3 and 4 storeys, with parapets and Dutch gables. The west
end of the south front has a large bay with 3 windows, a panelled parapet
and a ground storey loggia with 7 Roman Doric plain columns and a triglyph
frieze. The north-east front is of earlier date with parapet and Dutch
gable. The east wing and tower on the north front was built in 1903.
The windows generally are double-hung sashes with glazing bars. There
are a number of chimney stacks with octagonal shafts, moulded caps and

Listing NGR: TL9571652965

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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