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Chippenhall Hall, Fressingfield

Description: Chippenhall Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279980

OS Grid Reference: TM2810075967
OS Grid Coordinates: 628100, 275967
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3343, 1.3466

Location: Fressingfield, Suffolk IP21 5TD

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

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Listing Text

TM 27 NE
6/31 Chippenhall Hall
-- II

Manor farmhouse. C16 and C17, in 3 or 4 phases. Timber framed and plastered,
with colourwashed brick to the ground floor of the facade. Pantiled roof with
glazed black tiles at the front. 2 storeys and attic. A central hall range
with flanking cross-wings; to the rear of the left cross-wing is a former
dairy range. 4 windows, C19 and mid C20 3-light casements: the later windows
are on the first floor and have square-leaded panes. C19 hood moulds. C19
doorway with inset 4-panel door, rectangular fanlight, pilasters, frieze and
cornice. Axial stacks to each cross-wing and an external stack to the rear of
the hall range. The left or parlour cross-wing is C16 and has good exposed
timbering with some closely-spaced studding;-part of the forwardmost bay has
been lost; the stack in the rear bay is a later insertion. The early C17
former dairy range was originally detached: it now has 2 bays but originally
extended further to the rear; evidence for large diamond-mullioned first floor
windows, now infilled with later studding; queen post roof. The remainder of
the house is early-mid C17, in 2 phases, with much of the structure exposed.
Good early-mid C17 dog-leg stair with turned balusters and square newel posts
with ball finials. The hall has a re-used heavy bridging beam and 2 ovolo-
moulded doorways, one of which probably once gave access to a stair. The
stack in the right wing is partly composed of unfired brick (cf. Holly Tree
Farmhouse, Cratfield).

Listing NGR: TM2810075967

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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