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Abbas Hall, Great Cornard

Description: Abbas Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 16 April 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 277968

OS Grid Reference: TL9009740408
OS Grid Coordinates: 590097, 240408
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0295, 0.7697

Location: Great Cornard, Suffolk CO10 0QD

Locality: Great Cornard
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 0QD

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Listing Text

Great Cornard
Abbas Hall
TL 94 SW 9/173 16.4.71.

A timber-framed and plastered house with a cross wing at the west end.
One of the 2 examples of late C13 aisled hall houses known in Suffolk
(The other example is Purton Green Farmhouse, Stansfield). It possibly
dates from 1270 to 1290. The interior has been restored and shows the
original layout with the 2 doorways to the service rooms replaced approximately
in their original position in the closed truss at the lower end of the
hall. Details of the open truss with arcade posts with moulded capitals
and long passing braces with notched lap joints can be seen on the upper
storey. The truss has considerable C15 modification. The C13 structure
is of remarkable interest. There is a great open fireplace of the C16
when the floor to the upper part of the hall was inserted. Externally
the house has C18-19 fenestration, mainly double-hung sashes with glazing
bars. The cross wing is faced in brick (painted). Roof tiled, with a
gambrel at the east end and 1 gabled dormer to the main block. On the
west side there is a C16-C17 chimney stack with tabled offsets. Much
of the internal timber has been exposed.

Listing NGR: TL9009740408

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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