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Beaumont Hall, Harkstead

Description: Beaumont Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277433

OS Grid Reference: TM2045733823
OS Grid Coordinates: 620457, 233823
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9592, 1.2073

Location: Harkstead, Suffolk IP9 1BZ

Locality: Harkstead
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP9 1BZ

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Listing Text


6/14 Beaumont Hall


House, C16 or earlier with later alterations and additions including circa 1832
red brick restorations to right forward (south west) wing. Timber framed. C18
red brick to ground floor, weatherboarded first floor, C16 red brick left return.
Red plain tiled roofs. Left return external red brick chimneystack and wall with
black header diapering, moulded crow stepped head, concertina shaft. The diapering
is mainly conventional but to the right is a heart notif, believed locally to
represent the heart of Queen Anne Boleyn who wrote about a visit to 'Bemmets' and
whose heart is alleged to have been interred in a wall in Erwarton Church by
Sir Philip Parker of Erwarton Hall qv 3/12. Central stack with 4 square corner
shafts. Red brick stack to right wing. 2 storeys. 2 window range of 3-light case-
ments with transoms, 3 similar window range to right wing return, some of the
windows original with diamond leading and drop-over hinges. C18 central doorway,
moulded surround, flat canopy on console brackets. Interior: Ground floor, stop
chamfered bridging joists. Ceiling with moulded beams, moulded wall plates and
moulded jowled storey post. Moulded plastered 4-centre arched fire surround with
moulded finial. Traces of stencilled wall paintings were found during redecorations
but these have now vanished. There is an original chamfered timber arched window
to rear wall of first floor. Stick balusters to staircase. C18 corner cupboard
said to have come from the demolished Hostel of St Giles Chapel once situated on
the bank of the River Stour to south west of Beaumont Hall. Original ironmongery
and glass to many of the windows including those in the restored right range.

Listing NGR: TM2045733823

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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