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Oaksmere, Brome and Oakley

Description: Oaksmere

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 280953

OS Grid Reference: TM1384676466
OS Grid Coordinates: 613846, 276466
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3445, 1.1380

Location: Rectory Road, Brome, Suffolk IP23 8AH

Locality: Brome and Oakley
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 8AH

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Listing Text

TM 17 NW
1/12 Oaksmere
Hotel, formerly the rectory. Substantially rebuilt 1849-50 for Rev. George
Paterson, incorporating earlier work to the north, principally C16. Complex
plan with 2-span main range and flanking wings. Stucco on brick; C16 wing is
timber framed, with exposed studding on the front gable end. Roof of mid C20
concrete plaintiles. Ridge tiles. Ornamental bargeboards with spike finials.
2 storeys with attics. Older work has early C19 casement windows with
trefoil-headed lights and sunk spandrels, the wing to the right screening the
service accommodation. Mid C19 section has small-paned sash windows of one
and 2 lights. Gabled porch: 4-centre arched 4-panel door in 2 leaves, the
spandrels carved with vine foliage; over the doorway a lozenge panel with a
design in tiles. Mid C19 conservatory to left return. 4 stacks with groups
of detached flues with Tudor style moulded brick ornament. C16 wing has a
ceiling with moulded beams and joists; on the upper floor there is some good
close studding. The rear portion of this wing has been considerably altered
and re-roofed. Mid C19 well stair with twisted balusters, chamfered square
newels with Jacobean-style pierced finials and a ramped handrail. Some
Gothic-style woodwork incorporating panels of stained glass. Around the
periphery of the stairwell ceiling and lantern is a succession of mottoes.

Listing NGR: TM1384676466

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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