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Fressingfield Hall, Fressingfield

Description: Fressingfield Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279950

OS Grid Reference: TM2665777657
OS Grid Coordinates: 626657, 277657
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3501, 1.3266

Location: Gules Green, Fressingfield, Suffolk IP21 5SA

Locality: Fressingfield
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP21 5SA

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Listing Text

TM 27 NE
10/1 Fressingfield Hall
- (formerly listed as The
29.7.55 Hall)
-- II*

Manor farmhouse. Early C17. Timber framed and plastered. Black pantiled
roof to south of main range and to cross-wings; plaintiles to north. 2
storeys and attic. A main range with flanking cross-wings, projecting only to
the north; there is a north stair wing attached to the east (parlour) cross-
wing and a north porch. Many good C18 3-light mullion and transom casement
windows with square-leaded glass. The side wall of the east wing has 2
original mullion and transom first floor windows. Original 2-storey porch
with blocked side windows; inside the porch the original moulded door frame
and fine plank door with a panelled and studded outer face. The porch, stair
wing and east cross-wing have spherical drop-finials at the foot of the
gables. The main range has 2 original square axial stacks with semi-circular
headed panels to each face and corbelled caps. The parlour has very fine
complete bolection-moulded panelling of c.1700; the panels have painted
graining to-resemble walnut. The fireplace overmantel has 3 panels painted in
oils, the centre one showing a contemporary view of part of the house together
with Fressingfield church (removed for restoration at time of survey).
Original staircase with turned balusters. The stair wing and 3 of the
bedrooms have moulded plasterwork to the borders of the ceiling; the doorways
into the 2 bedrooms in the east wing have similar moulded surrounds. There is
a ground floor stuccoedfireplace with 3-centred arch and 2 similar first
floor fireplaces, all lined to imitate ashlar. Several C17 panelled doors.
This house is a particularly fine example of its type and date. Remains of
medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM2665777657

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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