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Mulberry Hall, Burstall

Description: Mulberry Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277330

OS Grid Reference: TM0993844506
OS Grid Coordinates: 609938, 244506
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0591, 1.0610

Location: Church Hill, Ipswich IP8 3DP

Locality: Burstall
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP8 3DP

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Listing Text

3/2 Mulberry Hall
(formerly listed as White
22.2.55 House)
- II
House. Circa 1500, altered and extended, probably reduced. Timber-framed, rendered
on brick plinth, rear ranges in brick, plain tile roofs, hipped to right. Complex
plan, formerly hall with through passage, projecting wing with stair to rear of
parlour, service ranges to rear to right, late C18 rear wing between. Asymmetrical
facade of 2 storeys and four 3-light timber cross casements. Door of 6 raised
panels beneath rectangular overlight and small flat canopy. Central first floor
blocked window. Internal brick stacks, that to left, late C16, set forward of ridge
with inserted, probably earlier C16 stone or terracotta plaque. Probably part of
a frieze, it may be associated with the arms of Henry VIII inserted above
bressummer. Divided into panels, one with foliage and flower, fragment of adjoining
panel with two balusters. Further internal stack in hipped roof extension to right,
and to C18 wing. Left hand return, 4 panel door, the lower two with blank Gothic
tracery, the upper 2 glazed with pointed heads. First floor 2-light casement.
Said to be blocked fireplace suggesting former continuation of building to left.
Rear, added late C16, timber-framed, gabled 2 storey bay containing stair, probably
introduced. C20 ground floor windows. First floor 2 and 3-light casements. Circa
1800 wing in brick in Flemish bond. Sashes with glazing bars, that to ground floor
with segmental arch. Rear of main range has one exposed and one blocked, first
floor 4-light hollow chamfered mullion window. Interior: Vestigial cross passage,
the hall partly open to first floor ceiling. Ground floor spinal beam with simple
run-out stop. Stairs, closed moulded string, turned balusters, moulded rails,
square newels with pierced obelisk finials, brought from Diss, 1970's. Roll moulded
spinal beam to ceiling above hall. Parlour: Massive fireplace with hollow
chamfered stone jambs with roll moulded arrises, 4 centre arched alcoves within
inglenook chamfered bressummer. Above, stone or terracotta Arms of Henry VIII with
fragment of panel to left, possibly associated with that on the stack above. The
jambs, arms and panel presumably incorporated in the stack late C16 and deriving
from a former royal building. Simple 3" chamfered cross beams to ceiling. Newel
stair, with turned balusters, urn finial on square newel. First floor left hand
room panelled with various fragments, of early and later work, some with raised
mouldings and mitred corners. Blocked leaded casement to rear of main range. Roof
not inspected but said to be side purlin roof reusing timbers including crown post,
split and used as rafters. House said to. have belonged to the estate of Cardinal

Listing NGR: TM0993844506

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Source: English Heritage

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