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Ulveston Hall, Debenham

Description: Ulveston Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281464

OS Grid Reference: TM1491963221
OS Grid Coordinates: 614919, 263221
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2252, 1.1453

Location: Stony Lane, Debenham, Suffolk IP14 6BW

Locality: Debenham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 6BW

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Listing Text

TM 16 SW
3/40 Ulveston Hall


Manor farmhouse. Early-mid C16 with C17 wing to west, extending to north at
right angles, probably originally detached. Timber framed and rendered,
plaintiled roof. 3-cell main range. 2 storeys, attic in parlour cell.
Continuous jetty to north. 4 windows, 9-paned sashes, mostly missing or
fragmentary. Ground floor has 3 casement windows of c.1938. 4-panel door
into cross-entry. Stack has 2 good detached octagonal shafts with star caps.
Later stack against west gable end has been partly rebuilt mid C20. North
wing has several mullioned windows with square-leaded glass, probably C19, and
2 earlier windows with heavy ovolo mullions. Many of these windows boarded up
at time of survey. Interior. Parlour has fully-moulded bridging beam and
moulded cornice; joists plastered over. The fireplace has a brick arch,
partly concealed. Chimneybreast plasterwork is painted to resemble studding,
a good example of this practice. Simpler moulding to main floorbeam and
cornice in hall, part of this room now forming C19 entrance hall. Fine close
studding and blocked 4-centre arched fireplace in parlour chamber. Chamfered-
joist ceiling. Remainder of upper floor subdivided. Former outside wall at
west gable end has some brick nogging, perhaps a later insertion. Roof has 2
rows of heavy butt purlins. West wing is in 3 bays. Main posts have deep
jowls, most of studs concealed. At south end is a 2-bay room with plain flat
joists, not heavy. Clasped purlin roof, altered in north bay where a stack
seems to have been inserted. The records for this manor are unusually

Listing NGR: TM1491963221

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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