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Ubbeston Hall, Stonham Aspal

Description: Ubbeston Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279437

OS Grid Reference: TM1327259527
OS Grid Coordinates: 613272, 259527
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1927, 1.1189

Locality: Stonham Aspal
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 6AD

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Listing Text

TM 15 NW
- Ubbeston Hall (formerly
9-12-55 listed as Church Farmhouse)
- II

House, formerly manor house. A mid or late C15 3-cell open hall house with a
mid C16 extension at the north service end. 2 storeys. Timber-framed and
plastered with good early C18 cable-pattern pargetting in panels with ribbed
borders; over the entrance is a panel with the raised plaster date 1721 over
initials RG.; now fixed to the bakehouse chimney is a triangular panel with
raised plaster motifs, removed from the external gable. Thatched roof with
axial and gable C17/C18 chimneys of red brick. One C20 eyebrow dormer.
Mainly C19 small-pane casements. Battened and boarded arched C20 entrance
door at cross-entry position, with open thatched gabled porch on posts. An
open hall of 2 bays: the open truss has a cambered tie-beam with wide arch
braces and an octagonal crownpost with moulded capital and base, and 4-way
plank braces. Both end walls have tension-braced close-studding. Complete
smoke-encrusted roof, with original plaster between rafters. Twin service
doorways with chamfered 4-centred arches. The service cell has an additional
bay, giving in total, 4 small service rooms. Both end cells have unchamfered
joists, and gabled crownpost roofs. A chimney was inserted, backing on to the
cross-passage, in c.1600 and an upper floor placed over the hall, with ovolo-
moulded beams. A cross-wing was added in C16, containing a probable dairy
with cheese room over, and a 2-bay bakehouse. The latter is open to the roof
(of wind-braced clasped-purlin form); one of the cross-entry doorways
survives, with a 4-centred arched head. An internal end fireplace with later
bread oven.

Listing NGR: TM1327259527

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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