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Baylham Hall, Baylham

Description: Baylham Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279225

OS Grid Reference: TM0917351664
OS Grid Coordinates: 609173, 251664
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1237, 1.0542

Location: Baylham, Suffolk IP6 8JY

Locality: Baylham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 8JY

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Listing Text

TM 05 SE
2/32 Baylham Hall
- II*
Manor house, early C17 with alterations from later C17 to mid C19. A
substantial fragment of a large country house (22 hearths are recorded in the
Hearth Tax returns of 1674). 2 storeys and actics. Red brick. At 1st floor
level in the main range is a band formed of several courses of moulded brick,
and beneath the eaves a cornice of dentilled brickwork. At the corners are
flat pilasters, and at the ends of the main range are Dutch gables with
external chimneys. A slightly set-forward bay to left has a truncated
segmental window pediment at eaves level, indicating a former gable now hipped
back. Plaintiled roofs; a short length of the original carved oak eaves
fascia is preservea in the rear wing. To rear is a C17 chimney of red brick
with the bases of 3 octagonal shafts. Mid C19 small-pane sashes with
sidelights and transomes. A number of 4- and 8-light C17 mullioned and
transomed windows at the rear are of brick, rendered to simulate splayed
quoining of limestones. C19 6-panelled entrance door, the two upper pairs
fielded; oblong fanlight. Very fine full-height original staircase around an
open well: massive square newels with sunk geometric panelling and pierced
finials, and 4 heavy square balusters to each flight. (compare Ockwells Manor,
Bray, Berks: Nathaniel Lloyd, History of the English House). At the 1st floor
landing a pair of doorways (one with original panelled door) are flanked by
Doric pilasters of oak. A moulded archea parlour fireplace has similar
pilasters and an enriched mantel. The ceiling beams in this room and in a
rear chamber, have running floral designs in plaster; the other rooms in the
front range all have similar plasterwork, but plainer. The main range appears
to have originally extended northwards, the surviving part representing hall
and parlour. The rear wing, probably contemporary but altered, contained
parlours or lodgings, and reverted to service accommodation upon the loss of
the north service range in C18/early C19. The house stands within a partly
infilled mediaeval moat. Sandon Suffolk Houses, 1977.

Listing NGR: TM0917351664

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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