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Gateway and Lodges to Melford Hall, Long Melford

Description: Gateway and Lodges to Melford Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 April 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 278167

OS Grid Reference: TL8658646294
OS Grid Coordinates: 586586, 246294
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0835, 0.7218

Location: B1064, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9DH

Locality: Long Melford
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 9DH

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Listing Text

5377 Long Melford
Gateway and Lodges to
Melford Hall (formerly
listed as Entrance Lodge
at Melford Hall)
TL 8646 20/416 16.4.71.

A fine Elizabethan red brick gateway built at the same time as Melford
Hall and in the same style (circa 1559). The 2 gabled lodges flanking
the gate-way are Victorian but are completely in style and form a pleasant
composition with the original gateway which has a 4-centred moulded brick
archway with a stone panel above carved with a coat of arms. The archway
is flanked by octagonal towers rising from massive square bases, broached
to form the octagons. These towers are similar in design to those of
Melford Hall, with a range of leaded windows below an ogee domed roof
with shell ornamented lunettes and later elaborate decorative wrought
iron finials. The single storeyed lodges to the north and south of the
gateway have parapets and stopped gables. The windows are leaded casements
with moulded brick reveals and square hood moulds. On the north and south
sides there are external chimney stacks, each with 2 octagonal shafts.
Roofs tiled.

Listing NGR: TL8658646294

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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