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Great Bevills, Bures St Mary

Description: Great Bevills

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 277909

OS Grid Reference: TL9070934684
OS Grid Coordinates: 590709, 234684
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9779, 0.7754

Location: B1508, Bures, Suffolk CO8 5JW

Locality: Bures St Mary
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO8 5JW

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Listing Text

5377 Bures St Mary
Great Bevills
(formerly listed
as Bevills)
TL 9034 26/112 10.1.53.

A fine late C15 timber-framed manor house built circa 1490 by Sir Richard
Waldegrave for his son. The house was extensively restored in 1923 when
the north and south gable ends were rebuilt. The west front has mainly
red brick herringbone nogging and some plaster infil. The gables at the
north and south ends are crowstepped and have octagonal piers with pinnacles.
On the south end there is a square bay with 5-light brick mullioned windows,
with transomes on the ground storey windows. On the west front gabled
wings project slightly at the north and south ends. The main block between
the wings is jettied on the upper storey on a fine carved bressummer.
2 storeys and attics. The upper storey windows are 2 and 5-light mullioned
casements with fine carved traceried heads. The windows in the main block
have small high level flanking lights. On the ground storey there are
2 five-light mullioned and transomed bays flanked by ranges of high level
lights. All the windows have lattice leaded lights. A gabled porch with
cut and shaped ornamental bargeboards projects on the front. Roof tiled,
with a number of good chimney stacks with octagonal shafts, moulded spur
caps and moulded bases. The interior has fine carved and moulded beams
and many original features.

Listing NGR: TL9070934684

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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