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Monkey Lodge, Freston

Description: Monkey Lodge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 277285

OS Grid Reference: TM1750539970
OS Grid Coordinates: 617505, 239970
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0155, 1.1683

Location: Freston Hill, Freston, Suffolk IP9 1AB

Locality: Freston
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP9 1AB

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Listing Text

(East side)
4/6 Monkey Lodge
Lodge. 1861 on date plaque. C20 alterations to rear. For John Berners. White
brick with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. 3 intersecting rectangles with C20 porch
to angle at rear. 1½ storeys. Moulded plinth. Front range has rusticated angle
pilasters with paired ashlar capitals and frieze with swag ornament to returns.
Dentilled cornice, pedimented gable end. Sashes with glazing bars in ashlar
architraves with cyma recta cornices and brick aprons. Gable end has ashlar plaque
between ground floor and attic windows bearing coat of arms and motto DEL FUEGO EL
AROLA. Segmental arch to attic sash. Subsidiary ranges have rusticated angles and
square recesses, sunk panels above sash windows in ashlar architraves. Moulded
cornices. Stack to rear has curvilinear gable with plaque inscribed 18 1B 61.
Further stack to rear left is panelled and corniced with flanking scrolled brackets.
Attached to front left is short wall with rusticated corniced pier with ball finial.
Formed lodge to Woolverstone Hall (qv). The motto and name of the lodge are said
to relate to an incident where a pet monkey saved a child of the Berners family from
a fire.

Listing NGR: TM1750539970

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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