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Columbine Hall, Stowupland

Description: Columbine Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 280652

OS Grid Reference: TM0675660848
OS Grid Coordinates: 606756, 260848
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2071, 1.0246

Location: Stowupland, Suffolk IP14 4AT

Locality: Stowupland
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 4AT

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Listing Text

TM 06 SE

5/169 Columbine Hall

-- II*

A major fragment of a manor house, now farmhouse. Late C14 or c.1400, with
alterations of c.1600. Flint rubble walling up to 1st floor level; quoins and
much patching of C18 and C19 red brick; from ground floor level to 1st floor
level the flintwork is painted. The timber-framed and plastered upper storey
walling is jettied on north and west sides over the moat, with exposed joist
ends and a corner post with moulded and embattled capital. The bressumer is
moulded on the north side and covered on the west. Plaintiled roofs. Two 2-
storey ranges, rising sheer from an approximately square moat at its north-
west corner: at the centre of the west elevation is a blocked former carriage
entrance (which must have been approached by bridge over the west arm of the
moat), now marked by flanking knees beneath the jetty. Mainly C19 small-pane
casements, some instead have leaded glazing. At the re-entrant angle of the
courtyard elevation is a small gabled porch-like projection added c.1600 which
would have contained an entrance doorway; adjacent to it is an early C19 gault
brick and slated lean-to extension with 6-panelled entrance door. An axial
early C17 chimney of red brick with sawtooth shaft; two internal C19 chimneys.
Interior: Massive late C14 timber-framing members; cambered tiebeams with
unchamfered broad knee-braces. Studding with ogee-curved external windbracing
(mainly concealed). Splayed scarf jointing with undersquinted butts.
Coupled-rafter roof, remodelled with clasped purlins in C17. At 1st storey is
a blocked original doorway of chamfered 2-centred arch form. The carriage
entrance is formed simply, with knee-braced beams, and may have been a
secondary point of access to the site. The main entrance is on the south side
of the moat, suggesting that a hall range may have occupied the north sector.
A well staircase of c.1600 has good turned balusters and newels with ball
finials. One chamber has an early C17 oak overmantel with arcading and a
frieze; the fire surround is of early C19. A single bay block at the east end
of the north range is lower and has a coupled-rafter roof, and may be original
or C17. It has a fragment of an early C17 plaster ceiling with a vinescroll
frieze, one of a group of angels, and formerly fleurs-de-lys; the room was
traditionally known as a chapel. A timber-framed gable now within the roof
space is nogged with narrow pink bricks of late C16 appearance; perhaps there
is extensive concealed bricknogging. A set-forward late C19 range of red and
gault brick on the courtyard side.

Listing NGR: TM0675660848

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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