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Boats Hall, Laxfield

Description: Boats Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280138

OS Grid Reference: TM3143870915
OS Grid Coordinates: 631438, 270915
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2876, 1.3920

Location: Laxfield, Suffolk IP13 8HX

Locality: Laxfield
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 8HX

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Listing Text

TM 37 SW

5/18 Boats Hall
-- II

Manor farmhouse. C16 with C17 and C19 alterations. Mainly timber framed and
plastered; C17 red brick parapet gable ends. The side walls of the C17
service end are also of red brick, plastered over. Plaintiled roof. 2
storeys and attics. 3-cell form. 5 windows, mainly C19 small-paned
casements; 2 first floor sash windows with glazing bars. 3 doorways with C19
doorcases. To left a 6-panel door with glazed upper section and doorcase with
frieze and cornice. Central lobby entrance with C19 half-glazed door, reeded
architrave and cornice. To right mid C20 French windows, also with reeded
architrave and cornice. 5 dormers with mid C20 windows. Internal and gable
stacks, 2 with moulded brick bases. Victorianised interior. The hall has a
bridging beam cased in moulded plasterwork and a similarly-moulded cornice:
this is early C17 work, said to be for the North family. Remains of similar
work in the hall chamber. Moulded bridging beams in parlour and parlour
chamber. A small section of studding is visible on the first floor, with a
blocked window with cavetto mullions. Small evidence for queen-post roof; the
present roof seems to be a C17 replacement when the attics were made. Against
the service room is a partition with large fielded panels, probably of C17
date, and a large door made from earlier panelling. Intact slatted cheese
room. C19 entrance lobby with straight stair: stick balusters, ramped and
wreathed handrail. Fine encircling moat.

Listing NGR: TM3143870915

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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