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Meeting Hall Stables, Bentley Hall, Approximately 30 Metres South of Bentley Hall, Bentley

Description: Meeting Hall Stables, Bentley Hall, Approximately 30 Metres South of Bentley Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 278794

OS Grid Reference: TM1187738372
OS Grid Coordinates: 611877, 238372
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0033, 1.0854

Location: Church Road, Bentley, Suffolk IP9 2LR

Locality: Bentley
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP9 2LR

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Listing Text

Meeting Hall, formerly
22.2.55 listed as Stables,
Bentley Hall, approx 30
metres south of Bentley


Probable former court house. Now used as a meeting hall, recently used as
stables. C15/C16, with later alterations and C20 restorations. Timber framed,
red brick herring bone nogging infill to first floor, the ground floor and one
bay of rear wall red brick. Red plain tiled roof, hipped at ends with gablets.
Long wall jetty to front (north). 2 storeys. Pilasters with capitals support
the 8 jetty brackets. Arched braces to first floor walls. 4 first floor, 3
ground floor mullion windows. Off centre right doorway, 4-centred arch, square
head, foliate carved spandrels, nailed board door. Far right square headed
doorway, nailed board door. Return walls each with a mullion window to first and
ground floors. Rear wall, 3 mullion windows to ground and first floors.
Interior, of 5 bays, the central bays open to the roof, end bays floored and
approached by C20 stairs and gallery. Arched braces to tie beams, renewed crown
posts to roof. Halved and bridled top plate scarf. There is an early brick
paved forecourt with a gutter below the eaves of the court house to front of the
building. E Sandon, Suffolk Houses, 1977.

Listing NGR: TM1187738372

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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