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Alston Court, Nayland-with-Wissington

Description: Alston Court

Grade: I
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

Location: 2 Court Street, Nayland, Suffolk CO6 4JE

Locality: Nayland-with-Wissington
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO6 4JE

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Listing Text

5377 (East Side)
Nayland with Wissington
Alston Court
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

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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