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Tostock Old Hall, Tostock

Description: Tostock Old Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 281265

OS Grid Reference: TL9637864006
OS Grid Coordinates: 596378, 264006
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2392, 0.8747

Location: Church Road, Tostock, Suffolk IP30 9PF

Locality: Tostock
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP30 9PF

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Listing Text


5/162 Tostock Old Hall

-- II

Former farmhouse and manor house. Late C16 or c.1600, with possible core of
earlier C16, and remodelling of c.1850 in the Gothick manner. 2 storeys and
attics. 3-cell cross-entry plan. 5 windows. Timber-framed and plastered:
the upper floor is long-wall jettied. Plaintiled roof: 3 small gabled
casement dormers of c.1850; two larger dormers have moulded tiebeams and are
of late C16/early C17 origin: acorn drop finials, and at the apex are tall
finials of elongated cage form in the C17 manner. Late C16 external gable
chimneys of red brick with diaper patterning in burnt headers; triple
octagonal shafts with original splayed capping bricks. A further stack at the
rear with 3 similar shafts. Casements of c.1850: at 1st storey 2-light
horizontally-sliding casements; small panes and diamond lights around the
margin: moulded architraves. At ground storey are pairs of French windows of
similar form. Original ovolo-mullioned windows at 3 levels at left-hand
gable. Porch at cross-entry position, gabled with finials matching those at
dormers. C20 glazed panelled inner door. Beneath the jetty are drop finials
of, alternately, cage and acorn form. To rear is a C16/C17 staircase tower
with a leaded glazed cross-window; another narrow wing to rear: various C19
additions at rear give a complete double-pile plan. The rear doorway at the
cross-entry has a late C18/early C19 6-panelled door and fanlight with 4-
centred arched head. Interior not examined: believed to have good internal
features including: fine well staircase with turned balusters, c.1610; fine
fully-panelled chamber with mantelpiece and arcaded panels of early C17; a
number of leaden plaques about 6" in diameter, now fixed to the ceiling of C16
date, with Tudor roses, a portcullis and letters H and A, said to be for Henry
VIII and Anne Boleyn. N.M.R.

Listing NGR: TL9637864006

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Source: English Heritage

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