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Bond Hall, Freston

Description: Bond Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277291

OS Grid Reference: TM1667538862
OS Grid Coordinates: 616675, 238862
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0059, 1.1555

Location: Freston, Suffolk IP9 1AQ

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

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Listing Text

(south side)
4/12 Bond Hall
22-2-55 II
House. Mid C16 with later additions and alterations. Timber-framed, part cased
in brick and rendered. Brick stack and additions. Plain tile roof. Off-centre
lobby-entry plan. 6-bay frame. 2 storeys and attic with single storey addition.
4 bays of frame exposed to front, rest concealed behind addition under catslide
roof to right. Close-studding. Jettied first floor, bressumer concealed by later
timber. Ogee down brace to 1st floor left. Painted brick gabled porch with
elliptical arch contains half-glazed door. Two 3-light mullion and transom windows
to left with leaded lights. To right a section of moulded brick plinth originally
supported an oriel window which has been replaced by a 3-light mullion and transom
window with leaded lights. A small 2-light blocked mullion window survives to either
side. First floor: 3-light mullion and transom window with leaded lights with blocked
smaller 3-light mullion window to left. Small 2-light glazed window above porch.
To right remains of another oriel window with flanking smaller blocked 2-light windows
now replaced by a 3-light mullion and transom window. Ridge stack, left gable end
framing exposed, some brick nogging. 2 blocked 2-light mullion windows. Interior:
stout, good quality framing exposed. Jowled posts. All beams moulded with ovolo
and hollow chamfers, some foliate stops. Room to left has moulded plaster ceiling
with boar, ram and fleur-de-lys motifs. Some timber details imported, including
fireplace with large carved head corbels and pointed arch to staircase with carved
spandrels. Spiral newel stair adjacent to stack. First floor: framing exposed,
jowled posts, some arch braces to tie beams. Further moulded beams. Several original
doors with fittings including a plank door to attic stair with dragon head H-hinges.
Clasped purlin roof with wind braces. Some remaining wattle and daub to gable end.

Listing NGR: TM1667538862

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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