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Oakley House, Brome and Oakley

Description: Oakley House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281085

OS Grid Reference: TM1647577225
OS Grid Coordinates: 616475, 277225
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3503, 1.1771

Location: 19 Upper Oakley, Diss IP21 4AT

Locality: Brome and Oakley
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP21 4AT

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Listing Text

TM 17 NE
Oakley House
House. In 3 main phases: C17, mid-late C18 and mid C20. Timber framed and
plastered. Roofs mainly pantiled. Main C18 range has glazed black pantiles
to the front and plaintiles to the rear. 2 storeys with attics. To the front
a 4-bay mid-late C18 range: modillion eaves cornice; sash windows with glazing
bars in flush frames; 3 original shallow-gabled dormer windows with square-
leaded glass; gable stacks. To the right a C17 cross-wing with half-height
sash windows and Y-traceried gable windows with square-leaded panes. Mid C20
range to left hand return incorporates (in situ) an C18 doorway with eared
architrave, panelled reveals and door with 9 raised and fielded panels. Mid
C20 porch in Roman Ionic style. Various rear additions; one has a bell turret
on 4 square columns, with a pyramidal roof capped by a wind vane. C18 work
inside includes a well stair with carved tread-ends, 3 turned balusters per
tread and circular newels; ramped handrail of pine. Main first floor room has
quarter-round reeded corner columns with acanthus capitals, supporting an
enriched Vitruvian scroll frieze. Moulded cornices to dining room and
stairwell. Various archways and arched recesses of C18 and early C19. C17
range has some plain exposed studding and an ovolo floorbeam.

Listing NGR: TM1647577225

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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