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Botesdale Lodge, Botesdale

Description: Botesdale Lodge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280725

OS Grid Reference: TM0607075148
OS Grid Coordinates: 606070, 275148
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3357, 1.0233

Location: Botesdale, Suffolk IP22 1LG

Locality: Botesdale
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP22 1LG

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Listing Text

TM 07 NE
2/4 Botesdale Lodge
29.7.55 (formerly listed under Botesdale
-- II
Large house. Mid C16 in 2 phases, extended c.1810 for T. Cay. Timber frame,
plastered. White brick additions. Steeply pitched plaintiled roofs, roof to
front block not visible. Earlier builds form an L with 2 ranges of 2 cells
each, 5 bay front block with 2 bays to rear all added as an interlocking L to
form an irregular rectangle on plan. All 2 storeys. Early C19 facade has
central entrance bay breaking forward, glazed segmentally pointed entrance
arch with hoodmould; inner door, pilaster strips. Outer bays have tall 2-
light glazing bar casements with cusped Gothic heads, hoodmoulds. First floor
cross casements with hood moulds; plat bands, coped parapet, outer pilaster
strips. 1 bay returns with pilaster strips. Stacks to rear between outer
bays, that to left is larger with early base in C16 2 cell range. To left of
centre a 9-panel studded cross entry door above which a shield of arms of
Trinity College, Cambridge; 3 light casements, central on ridge an octagonal
bellcote with a weather vane finial; some exposed roof timbers, single side
purlins with cranked arched windbraces. Returning to rear parallel with front
block is second early range, part open to rear, axial ridge stack towards
first C16 range. Behind front block to right 2 bays linking to C16 builds,
sash windows, hipped slate roof. Interior: entrance hall has Gothic
corbelling as cornice, swept dogleg staircase with cast iron balusters in a
top-lit apsidal stair well; otherwise not inspected. (East Anglian Miscellany,
1923, pp.76-80; RCHM).

Listing NGR: TM0607075148

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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