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Badwell Ash Hall, Badwell Ash

Description: Badwell Ash Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 281746

OS Grid Reference: TM0054269074
OS Grid Coordinates: 600542, 269074
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2832, 0.9386

Location: Badwell Ash, Suffolk IP31 3JG

Locality: Badwell Ash
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP31 3JG

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Listing Text


5/1 Badwell Ash Hall


Former farmhouse, called 'High House' on OS map. Early and later C16; c17;
C19 extensions. The oldest surviving part of the complex is a 3-storey block,
aligned north-south: Tudor red brick, laid in English Bond; plaintiles.
Crenellations along the east side, crow-stepping to the north and south
gables; 2 moulded stone string-courses; tall polygonal buttresses with stone
onion tops to all corners. The north gable-end wall is in C19 brick, and the
range appears to have been truncated at that end. On the east side a plain
external chimney-stack with 3 very fine shafts of ornate moulded brick, each
different, with shaped and moulded bases and crenellated tops. Projecting
from the north end of the east side is an original stair wing: an ovolo-
moulded mullion-and-transome window to each half landing, cutting through the
string-courses, the lower of 4 lights, the upper of 3, both with triangular
stone pediments and rusticated plaster surrounds. Between the stair wing and
the chimney-stack, an unpretentious and probably secondary entrance has a
plain plank door with a 3-light mullioned window above. The south gable end
has an ovolo-moulded mullion-and-transome window to each floor, 6 lights to
the ground floor, 5 lights to the first floor and 3 lights at the top, which
is pedimented. Panelled dadoes on the ground floor inside; flooring of
entrance hall in large pamments, alternately red and white with black dots
between; heavy staircase in Edwardian Jacobean style. Adjoining the brick
range on the west is a 2-storey C17 timber-framed range, rendered and
plaintiled. This is in 2 structural sections separated by an internal
chimney-stack: to the east of the stack, next to the brick range, the framing
is of better quality, but there are indications of reused timber throughout,
and it seems likely that parts of the framing were taken from an earlier
building which antedated the brick range itself. Large C19 red brick
extensions to north and south in an imitative Tudor style obscure parts of the
timber-framing and have created very complex roof-lines.

Listing NGR: TM0054269074

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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