Description: Alston Court
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 278442
OS Grid Reference: TL9750634206
OS Grid Coordinates: 597506, 234206
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9712, 0.8739
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5377 (East Side)
Nayland with Wissington
TL 9734 27/695 10.1.53.
A fine building rich in detail of various periods. Probably originally
the house of a wealthy wool merchant of the late C15 but considerably
altered at later dates. Restored in 1912 and some of the earlier mullioned
and transomed windows uncovered. It is planned around a central courtyard.
The north front has cross wings at the east and west ends. The east wing
has exposed timber-framing and a jettied upper storey on exposed joists,
the ground storey has a 7-light bay window with heavily moulded oak mullions
and richly carved transome and sill. The centre block was built out with
1 storey in the late C17 - early C18 and there is a large 9-light mullioned
window with 2 transomes and heraldic glass in the upper part. The doorway
has a late C17-early C18 semi-circular hood on curved brackets. The west
cross wing has a Venetian window on the upper storey and a double-hung
sash window with glazing bars on the ground storey. The centre block
and west wing are faced in plaster. The east front has exposed timber-framing
with brick nogging. The courtyard has an 8-light window. The hall interior
has a tie-beam with arched braces and a king post. The panelled dining
room has richly carved and moulded beams and there are some traces of
C15 colour decoration. A solar above the dining room has a boarded roof
with curved arched braces on corbels carved as human figures. Roofs tiled.
Listing NGR: TL9750634206
Source: English Heritage
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