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Mendham Lodge, Mendham

Description: Mendham Lodge

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280022

OS Grid Reference: TM2721381875
OS Grid Coordinates: 627213, 281875
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3877, 1.3376

Location: Withersdale Road, Mendham, Suffolk IP20 0JB

Locality: Mendham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP20 0JB

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Listing Text

TM 28 SE
2/73 Mendham Lodge (formerly
- listed as Chestnut Lodge
29.7.55 Farmhouse)
-- II*

Farmhouse. C16 main range; set forward towards the road a later wing with an
early C17 date within a panel in the base of the stack (said to be 1601).
Timber framed and plastered, partly lined in imitation of ashlar. Plaintiled
roof, some sections with C20 concrete tiles. 2 storeys and attic. C18-C19
small-paned casement windows with wooden hoodmoulds above. C20 plank door.
2 mid C20 gabled dormers to later wing. In the angle of the 2 ranges is an
early C17 staircase wing with carved tie beam and drop finials. The later
wing has an internal stack with 5 detached circular shafts with moulded brick
enrichment: the shafts have been rebuilt and the designs altered; 2 of the
shafts have star caps. In the base of the stack is a sunk panel containing
the date and with a moulded brick surround. Gable stack with 2 shafts in
matching style but of early C20 date. Fine early C17 dog-leg stair extending
to the attic: turned balusters; turned newel posts with acorn finials, one
newel post with a carved rose. In the later wing an open ground floor
fireplace with moulded stone jambs and wooden lintol. The first floor room at
the left of the main range has complete but altered lace C16/early C17 oak
panelling and a 4-centre arched fireplace. The end room of the later wing has
been modernised and the first floor ceiling raised.

Listing NGR: TM2721381875

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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