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Charles Hall, Ringshall

Description: Charles Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 279938

OS Grid Reference: TM0332853713
OS Grid Coordinates: 603328, 253713
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1443, 0.9702

Location: Straight Road, Battisford, Suffolk IP14 2HT

Locality: Ringshall
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 2HT

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Listing Text

TM 05 SW

5/163 Charles Hall
- II

Former manor house, now a farmhouse subdivided into 2 dwellings. Circa c.1500
with mid C16 and early C17 alterations. 2 storeys. 3-cell cross-entry plan
with central open hall. Timber-framed and plastered. Plaintiled roofs.
Axial chimneys, rebuilt in mid C19 in gault brick: octagonal shafts with
concave faces, that to the hall having a single flue, that to the parlour wing
with two. Casements of c.1960. C20 entrance doorways; one with a gabled
plaintiled porch is at the cross-entry position. The 2-bay open hall has a
central open truss: a cambered tiebeam (arch-braces missing) and an octagonal
crownpost without capital, with 2-way plank braces. The roof is complete and
has moderate smoke-blackening. Good close-studding. Twin service room
doorways: one blocked, the other damaged but with part of a chamfered 4-
centred arch. In mid C16 a wide open fireplace with cambered lintel was
placed against the cross-entry, and a fine inserted ceiling in the hall, with
moulded joists and beams. In early C17 a parlour block of cross-wing form was
added to left; it has an ovolo-moulded briding beam and vesigial wind-braced
butt-purlin roof. The originally hipped roofed service cell was extended to
right in C16/C17. Thomas Charles held the manor in c.1250; the house is
associated with an incomplete medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM0332853713

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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