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The Gables, East Bergholt

Description: The Gables

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 278778

OS Grid Reference: TM0695834733
OS Grid Coordinates: 606958, 234733
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9725, 1.0117

Location: Hadleigh Road, East Bergholt, Suffolk CO7 6TA

Locality: East Bergholt
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO7 6TA

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Listing Text

(West Side)

6/70 The Gables


- II*

House. Late C16 with probable early C16 rear wing to hall range and later rear
range to cross wing. C19 additions to rear. Renovated 1970s. Timber-framed, part
rendered. C19 sections in painted brick. Plain tile roof. Red brick stacks.
Two storeys, attic to front range. Hall with jettied cross wing to left with
attached gabled ranges to rear. C19 extensions in Tudor style. Front range: close
studding. C20 Tudor-arched entrance under hood adjacent to cross wing. C20 mullion
and transom windows with mullioned side lights, largely in original openings
throughout. C20 moulded bressummer to first floor. Cross wing has C20 oriel window
with mullioned side lights. Jettied first floor with moulded bressummer. Similar
first floor window and 5-light mullion window to jettied gable with moulded
bressummer, C19 bargeboards and finial. Swept roof. Paired octagonal ridge stacks
to rear. Left return underbuilt in painted brick. Range to rear of hall slightly
lower. Close studding. Restored mullion windows. Large ridge stack adjacent to
front range with 6 octagonal shafts. Range to rearof cross wing rendered with large
C20 stair window. Interior: front range, moulded beams and exposed joists.
Chamfered brick Tudor-arched fireplace to hall flanked by Tudor-arched doorwlays
to rear wing. Further chamfered basket-arched fireplace to cross wing. Rear wing:
inglenook with chamfered bressummer. Studded walls, moulded beams and joists.
Probably inserted C17 panelling. 5-light ovolo mullion window to original rear
wall now backing onto stair hall. Stair hall range: studded rear wall of cross
wing with C20 painted decoration exposed in stair hall. C20 staircase. First floor:
chamfered beams and exposed joists. Fireplace with painted basket arch with ovolo
moulding in chamfered square surround with stepped stops. Similar fireplace to
rear wall of cross wing which has probably inserted C17 panelling with cornice and
some strapwork panels. Rear range has C20 replica crown post roof. Clasped purlin
roof with wind braces to front range. Several moulded and studded plank doors.
Small chamfered basket-arched fireplace to attic of cross wing. Extensively
renovated and restored 1970s, the house contains several other imported features.

Listing NGR: TM0695834733

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Source: English Heritage

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