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Battlesea Hall, Stradbroke

Description: Battlesea Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280203

OS Grid Reference: TM2163575316
OS Grid Coordinates: 621635, 275316
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3311, 1.2514

Location: Stradbroke, Suffolk IP21 5NE

Locality: Stradbroke
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP21 5NE

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Listing Text

TM 27 NW

1/83 Battlesea Hall
- (formerly listed as
29.7.55 The Rookery)

-- II

Farmhouse. Early C17 main range with c.1700 cross-wing to right, flush at the
front. Set forward of the wing is a smaller C19 addition. C18, C19 and C20
alterations. Main range is timber framed, partly plastered and partly faced
in colourwashed brick. Cross-wing of brick, nearly all colourwashed. Rear
gable end rebuilt c.1900. Plaintiled roofs: old tiles only on the outer slope
of the cross-wing. Ridge tiles. 2 storeys with attic to wing. Mid C20
casement windows without glazing bars. In gable end of cross-wing, adjacent to
the later addition, a half-glazed C19 door and C20 open wooden porch.
Internal stack: base with inset panels front and rear; sawtooth shaft with C20
cap. Side wall of wing has a large segmental-headed window, partly lighting
the stair. To right of this is a curious arched recess with moulded surround,
raised springers and key. Blind window panel above. Interior considerably
altered with little of structure visible. In the wing is a good early-mid C17
closed-string stair with vase balusters and square panelled newels; half-
balusters and panelling against the wall. This stair has almost certainly
been brought here from a larger house. In C18 the attic was used as a Roman
Catholic chapel by a branch of the Fox family who lived here. A raised
gallery with various sections of re-used balustrading still survives; the
pulpit and other fittings were removed in C19. Extending south east from the
house is part of a medieval moated system.

Listing NGR: TM2163575316

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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