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Hestley Hall, Thorndon

Description: Hestley Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281360

OS Grid Reference: TM1464368142
OS Grid Coordinates: 614643, 268142
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2695, 1.1444

Location: Thorndon, Suffolk IP23 7LR

Locality: Thorndon
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 7LR

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Listing Text

TM 16 NW
4/79 3/79 Hestley Hall
(formerly listed under
29.7.55 Hestley Green)

- II

Manor farmhouse. First half of C16, in 2 ranges forming L-shape plan; large
forward extension of early C19 date. Front range once extended further to
left. Timber framed and plastered, with some panelled plasterwork.
Plaintiled roof, hipped over the C19 addition which has a paired bracketed
eaves cornice. 2 storeys. Mullion and transom casement windows, probably of
early C19 date, with diamond-leaded glass. C19 addition has a symmetrical 3-
bay facade with tall central window over a late C19 stuccoed porch with semi-
circular entrance arch; within the porch is a 6-panel raised and fielded door
and pedimented architrave. Heavy internal stack, the old portion of the shaft
with later additions. Rear wing has jettied side wall on original brackets, 2
springing from carved buttress-shafts; moulded bressummer. Gable end has
first floor buttresss-shaft to corner post and original brackets to ends of
wallplates. Some C18 casement windows. Internal stack with oblong shaft, the
lower portion rendered. A C18-C19 stack against the gable end. Various
mullioned windows to rear of both wings, some reproductions. Interior. Front
range altered internally in C19, with a twisted-baluster well stair of c.1900
in the forward addition. Ground floor room to left of stack has chamfered-
joist ceiling and C19 stone fireplace originally at Flixton Hall. One upper
room has ceiling beams decorated with stencilled designs of foliage on a red
ochre ground, said to be of c.1525. Roof over front range has clasped purlins
and arched-braced collars, the portion to the right of the stack reconstructed
when the C19 addition was made. Rear wing less altered, especially on upper
floor. End chamber has 3 cavetto-moulded axial bridging beams, plain joists
and a plank cornice; 4-centre arched doorway. A larger chamber adjoins, now
divided into 2, also with cavetto floorbeams. Ground floor ceiling has
closely-spaced chamfered joists. End gable has remains of original brick
nogging (plastered over externally). Intact roof with wind-braced clasped

Listing NGR: TM1464368142

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Source: English Heritage

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