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Bretteston Hall, Stanstead

Description: Bretteston Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 February 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 278546

OS Grid Reference: TL8442149794
OS Grid Coordinates: 584421, 249794
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1157, 0.6921

Location: Upper Street, Stanstead, Suffolk CO10 9AT

Locality: Stanstead
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 9AT

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Listing Text

Upper Street
5377 (East side)
TL 84 SW 5/803 Bretteston House

The description shall be amended to read:-
Rectory, now house. Early C18 front and rear extension to early C17 house;
extended and altered c.1890. Early C18 Flemish bond brick over timber frame;
Flemish bond brick extensions to rear; old plain tile roof, hipped to front
and gabled to rear; brick ridge and end stacks. Plan: C17 house extended
to rear in early C18 to make L-plan with rear left wing; rear right wing of
c.1890. 2 storeys and attic; symmetrical 7-window range. Late C19
rendered porch to front of 6-panelled door in moulded wood architrave and
surrounded by reset early C17 panelling. Bay window to right has gauged
brick segmental arches over late C19 two-light casements set in moulded wood
architraves; similar fenestration to other segmental-arched windows; deep
eaves; hipped roof dormers. Early C18 two-storey rear left wing: gauged
brick segmental arches over two C19 first floor sashes of sixteen panes and 20
panes; bay to rear remodelled in mid C20. Late C19 two-storey rear right
wing has horned sashes with glazing bars and bay window.

Interior: large room to left has reset quartered chamfered beams, some
ovolo-moulded, and panelling dated 1617 with decoratively-carved frieze and
fine marquetry panels to overmantle; panelled room to right has cased beam
and strapwork carving to late C19 eared fireplace architrave; rear right room
has reset similar early C17 panelling, a very fine reset fireplace of c.1600
with flanking terms and strapwork carving, and reset moulded early C16 beams
with foliate stops; reset C17 panelling and some mid C18 panelling to stair
hall, which has reset open well staircase with heavy turned balusters (some
replaced in late C19); first floor has reset chamfered beams, C18 cupboard
with H hinges and C18 winder staircase to attic. The fine C17 interior
features and C16 beams appear to have been reset in their present position in
the late C19.

In the entry for:-
5377 (East Side)
TL 84 SW 5/803 Bretteston House

The address shall be mended to read:-
(East Side)
Bretteston Fall


(East Side)
Bretteston Hall
TL 84 SW 5/803

A C18 brick front to a C16-C17 timber-framed house. The front was altered
in the C20. 2 storeys and attics. 7 window range, C20 casements with
segmental heads. Roof tiled, hipped, with 3 hipped dormers on the front.
The interior has fine C16 and C17 panelling in many rooms and 1 room has
C18 panelling and fireplace.

Listing NGR: TL8442149794

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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