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Old Hall, Bentley

Description: Old Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 October 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 278805

OS Grid Reference: TM1187139700
OS Grid Coordinates: 611871, 239700
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0153, 1.0861

Location: Old Hall Lane, Bentley, Suffolk IP9 2LW

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

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Listing Text

Old Hall


House. C13/C14 with later alterations and additions. Timber framed and
plastered with some red brick facing. Shingle and red plain tiled roofs. Former
aisled hall. Off centre right, rear of ridge chimney stack to left hall range,
the right crosswing hipped to front with gablet, chimney stack behind gablet and
to left of ridge. 2 storeys with single storey C19/C20 lean-to extension to left
return. 3:1 window range, 2 horizontal sliding sashes and an old leaded 2 light
casement to first floor of hall, C20 casements to ground floor. Original mullion
to first floor left return of crosswing, front 2 light casement, ground floor
6-light mullion and small single light to left of mullion. Doorway to right of
hall, pilasters with capitals and bases, dentilled flat canopy, nailed 3-board
door with original hinges. Internal features include, jowled storey posts to
inserted ceiling in hall, stop chamfered bridging joists and flat section ceiling
beams. Inserted inglenook fireplace with mantel beam. Heavy continuous
"feather" arched braces to left return wall. Arched braced principle tie beam
with crown post over, this with original moulded capital and 4 arms,the short
octagonal post has been renewed. Heavy, sooted roof timbers. Very long splayed
scarf with undersquinted abutments to top plate. The crosswing, of later date,
was formerly jettied to front. Close studded walls. Jowled storey posts to
first floor, stop chamfered bridging joists. Vertically boarded doors.

Listing NGR: TM1187139700

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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