Description: Polstead Hall
Date Listed: 23 January 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 277053
OS Grid Reference: TL9881638157
OS Grid Coordinates: 598816, 238157
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0062, 0.8953
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POLSTEAD POLSTEAD PARK
TL 9838 62/901 23.1.58
Approached by a drive from Water Lane. A large white brick building
with a balustraded parapet and a cornice. It stands in a former deer
park close to the Church of St Mary. In the late C18 the original C16
house was extensively rebuilt or remodelled and improvements were made
in 1818-19 by W Pilkington (Colvin). There are older buildings at the
rear. Roof slate, hipped, with 3 dormers behind the parapet. Two storeys
and attics. The south-east front has outer 2 storeyed splayed bays
each with 3 window range and 3 window range between them. The windows
are double-hung sashes with glazing bars. A central rusticated perch
projects on the front with Tuscan columns in antis. The north-west
front has 12 window range. The interior has a C16 core and there are
C16 wall paintings.
Listing NGR: TL9881638157
Source: English Heritage
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