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Roydon Hall, Stonham Earl

Description: Roydon Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279327

OS Grid Reference: TM0849358483
OS Grid Coordinates: 608493, 258483
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1852, 1.0485

Location: Stonham Earl, Suffolk IP6 8QX

Locality: Stonham Earl
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 8QX

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Listing Text

TM 05 NE
4/78 Roydon Hall

Farmhouse, mid or late C16 with alterations of early C17 and mid C19. 2
storeys. 3-cell cross-passage entrance plan. Timber-framed and plastered.
Hipped plaintiled roofs; external chimneys of red brick, with some C16 diaper
work in burnt headers at lower levels, the upper levels rebuilt C19. Mainly
mid C19 small-pane sashes, those at ground storey with sidelights. C19
entrance door at cross-passage position, with 6 panels (the upper 4 panels
glazed). The hall has a fully-exposed 1st floor structure above, with
multiple roll mouldings applied to beams and joists which are of exceptionally
deep and narrow cross-section for C16 carpentry. Good close-studding exposed
in several rooms. In a short rear wing is an original stair of ladder type
with triangular block treads; a moulded door frame at the base, and
balustrading with turned balusters and moulded handrails. A small part of the
plain crownpost roof survives over the parlour cell to right, which was
originally of cross-wing form. Remodelling of early or mid C17 includes: full
wainscotting in the parlour and chamber above with moulded open fireplaces;
several first floor rooms have C17 wall-plaster scratched to simulate ashlar
work; a rear chamber has a moulded plaster ceiling, and two others have
applied rose and fleur-de-lys motifs. An associated partially complete
mediaeval moat. Suffolk Houses: Sandon: 1977. The parish boundary with Earl
Stonham passes through the building.

Listing NGR: TM0849358483

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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