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Stour, East Bergholt

Description: Stour

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 September 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 278789

OS Grid Reference: TM0694534509
OS Grid Coordinates: 606945, 234509
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9705, 1.0113

Location: The Street, 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)

6/81 Stour



Large house. C13 with C19 and C20 additions and alterations. Red brick in Flemish
bond. Slate roof. Three storeys, the upper floor possibly being an addition.
Garden front: full-height 3-window canted bays flank 3-bay centre. Central Ionic
doorcase with entablature contains glazed door. Further glazed doors to canted
bays flanked by 15-pane sashes. Otherwise 12-pane sashes in reveals with sills
under cambered gauged brick arches. Moulded second floor band. Cornice. Hipped
roof. Road front: 7 bays, later range adjoins at right. Central square projecting
Doric porch with double leaf doors, of probable C20 date. Sashes with glazing bars
under cambered gauged brick arches. Interior: dining room retains wall panelling,
eared bolection-moulded fireplace, 6-panel doors and panelled shutters. Central
staircase hall, originally 2 rooms, retains some wall panelling. Somewhat
remodelled, cut-string staircase with 3 barleysugar-on-vase balusters per tread,
fluted Corinthian newels, ramped handrail and carved tread-ends. Panelled dado
follows line of stair. Drawing room to south, originally 2 rooms has some wall
panelling and carved pine eared fireplaces. To first floor, one fully-panelled
room with 2-panel doors with L-hinges and several other rooms with original cornices.
known originally as West Lodge, this house was renamed Stour by Randolph Churchill,
who lived here 1954 to his death in 1968. The house may be seen in East Bergholt
Fair of 1811 by John Constable.

Listing NGR: TM0694534509

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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