Description: Brantham Hall
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 278812
OS Grid Reference: TM1195533915
OS Grid Coordinates: 611955, 233915
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9633, 1.0838
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TM 13 SW BRANTHAM IPSWICH ROAD THE CHASE
22.2.55 Brantham Hall
House. C15 or earlier origin with later additions and alterations. Timber
framed with some C15/C16 red brickwork, C18/C19 painted brick facade. Hipped
grey slate roof to front range, red plain tiled rear range. 2 large red brick
chimney stacks, one off centre left, the other to right. 2 storeys and cellar.
2:1:2 window range of small paned vertically sliding sashes including 2 storey
off centre left angled bay. 2 panel 4-light door to left of bay, fanlight over,
panelled pilasters, flat canopy on scroll brackets. To right of the bay a 4
panelled door, fanlight over, moulded surround, pilasters, columns with capitals
and bases support the entablature, mutule cornice. The original rear range has a
crosswing to right which breaks forward in-line with the C18/C19 front range.
There is exposed C15/C19 red brick work to right return, much repaired, with a
first floor window of 3 chamfered round headed lights under a square head. A
brick cellar under this crosswing has small pointed head niches and blocked
4-centred arches. Interior:- The main rooms of the original build have fine
moulded bridging joists and many of the moulded ceiling beams are exposed. Front
first floor room of crosswing has a cambered tie beam and ceiling with moulded
bridging and ceiling joists. Jowled storey posts. There are 2 C17 fully
panelled rooms to first floor, one with a coved ceiling, the other with a
cambered ceiling with moulded beams. Heavy turned balusters have been re-used at
the top of the servants' stairs. Main staircase with stick balusters and
wreathed handrail. Pammet brick hall floor. Other features and known ceiling
beams now plastered over. Side purlin ridge board roofs, but roof not seen over
front of crosswing at time of re-survey. Originally a moated site.
Listing NGR: TM1195533915
Source: English Heritage
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