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Corn Hall, Bures St Mary

Description: Corn Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 278689

OS Grid Reference: TL9093935781
OS Grid Coordinates: 590939, 235781
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9877, 0.7793

Location: Bures, Suffolk CO8 5JP

Locality: Bures St Mary
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO8 5JP

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Listing Text


TL 93 NW 11/935

2. House. Circa. 1830-35 with C20 alterations and additions. Red brick in
Flemish bond. Low pitched hipped slate roof with lead rolls to the hips and
deep eaves. Symmetrically disposed axial red brick stacks to left and right
of ridge, each with 4 yellow clay pots.

Plan: Rectangular, almost square double depth plan. 2 principal front rooms,
a central entrance and stairhall and smaller rooms at the back, behind which
is a wide centrally placed service wing. In the C20 the internal plan was
re-arranged and the main entrance was moved to the right hand (east) side of
the rear wing, giving access into a newly created entrance hall. The plan of
the main front block was retained except that a wide doorway was formed
between the original entrance hall and the front right hand room and single
storey bays were added to the left hand side.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-bay front, the centre bay and corners have
brick pilasters without capitals and/or bases. Original 16-pane sashes, centre
first floor window is smaller, flat gauged brick arches, first floor windows
have C19 louvred shutters with shaped valances. Central doorway with C20
moulded wooden architrave and C20 glazed door.

The right hand (east) side is symmetrical and has 2 C19 16-pane sashes on both
floors with gauged brick flat arches and rear wing set back to right has 16-pane
sashes and C20 doorway with large canopy. The left hand (west) side has 2
16-pane sashes on the first floor and C20 brick bays on ground floor with sashes.
To the left the rear wing set back has 16-pane sashes and C20 glazed door. The
rear elevation of back wing has 16-pane sashes and C20 plank door to right.

Interiors Central stairhall has original open-well staircase with stick
balusters moulded mahogany handrail wreathed over moulded cast-iron newel. Most
of the original interior joinery, and plasterwork appears to have been replaced.
The right hand front room has a simple white marble chimneypiece.

The stable and coach house range behind the house is not of special interest.

Listing NGR: TL9093935781

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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