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Lark Hall, Holton St Mary

Description: Lark Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277205

OS Grid Reference: TM0503737021
OS Grid Coordinates: 605037, 237021
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9938, 0.9851

Location: Holton St Mary, Suffolk CO7 6NH

Locality: Holton St Mary
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO7 6NH

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Listing Text

(south east side)
Lark Hall
- II
House. Early C15 with later alterations, right cross wing reconstructed c.1939.
Timber-framed, rendered. C20 cross wing brick, rendered. Plain tile roof. Red
brick stacks. H-plan. Original open hall now 2 storeys with 2-storey gabled
cross wings. 2-bay hall and cross wing. Lobby entry formed by insertion of stack
into cross passage at left. Studded board door. Replaced mullion and transom
window. Swept roof. Triple diamond-set stack probably somewhat rebuilt. Further
stack to right. Left cross wing has cross casement flanked by single arched
lights. Jettied 1st floor with 3-light casement. 3-light casement and band of
pargetting to C20 wing. Return wall of left cross wing has C19 windows in Tudor
Gothic style. Rear: cross wings hipped to rear. Stack to left wing. Interior:
left service wing retains studded partition wall and one of the service doors with
chamfered Tudor arch. Inglenook under chamfered bressummer to rear wall and long
shutter groove to front wall. Hall inglenook under chamfered bressummer with
plastered chamfered jambs. 2 chamfered bridging beams and exposed joists.
Truncated shafts to posts of principal truss. At 1st floor level the latter shows
jowled posts with large chamfered arch braces to chamfered cambered tie beam
supporting cross-quadrate crown post. Cross wing: jowled posts with arch braces
to cambered tie beam supporting plain stop-chamfered crown post with braces to
purlin, now incorporated into later partition wall. Studded walls. Diamond
mullion mortices and shutter groove to front wall plate. C20 wing contains
section of C18 stair balustrade. Hall roof smoke-blackened, cross-quadrate crown
post braced to chamfered purlin and collar. Inserted queen struts and clasped

Listing NGR: TM0503737021

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Source: English Heritage

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