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Tannington Hall, Tannington

Description: Tannington Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281349

OS Grid Reference: TM2479068729
OS Grid Coordinates: 624790, 268729
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2707, 1.2933

Location: Tannington, Suffolk IP13 7NH

Locality: Tannington
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 7NH

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Listing Text

TM 26 NW
5/68 Tannington Hall
- II*
House. Late C16; rear additions of c,1950. Timber framed and plastered with
English-bond red brick parapet gable end to right, perhaps original.
Plaintiled roof. 2 storeys and attics. A single long range. 6 windows, C18
mullion and transom casements of 2, 3 and 4 lights; C20 square-leaded glass.
To right is an C18 doorway with moulded architrave and 6-panel raised and
fielded door; above is a 4-light oblong fanlight and cornice. Mid C20 French
windows to left. Right gable end has blocked original windows, with a
hoodmould over the attic opening; moulded brick finial at apex of gable. The
present windows are flush-frame sashes with glazing bars under flat lintols: 2
to the main floors and one at attic level. Against the rear wall are 3
massive stacks, each with the moulded bases of 2 octagonal shafts, the
remainder replaced by coupled square shafts of C19 date. Interior. Both the
parlour and parlour chamber have particularly fine late C16 ornamental plaster
ceilings in an almost perfect state of preservation. The parlour ceiling has
interlaced moulded ribs forming geometric patterns, with pendant bosses, fruit
and foliage and 4 square cartouches infilled with fruit and leaves; around the
wall is a moulded frieze with similar decoration. The ceiling in the chamber
is divided into 4 by cross-beams richly decorated with fruit and foliage; each
compartment has an identical pattern of interlaced ribs with bosses; motifs
include the Tudor rose, designs of flowers and acorn foliage. The frieze has
flowing arabesque work. The hall has a plaster ceiling with simply-moulded
cross-beams. Some of the framing is visible on the upper floor: chamfered
cross-beams to hall chamber, an original gable end window with ovolo mullions
and evidence for other windows. Several C16 fireplaces, the best on the upper
floor at the left end, with a moulded 4-centred arch. Between hall and
parlour is a wide dog-leg stair with solid treads. The attic stair
immediately above cuts through a C16 floor with substantial on-edge joists.
Most of the roof structure is concealed: there are clasped and butt purlins
with arched wind-braces. Remains of medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM2479068729

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Source: English Heritage

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