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Wissett Hall, Wissett

Description: Wissett Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 282135

OS Grid Reference: TM3817678558
OS Grid Coordinates: 638176, 278558
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3533, 1.4960

Location: Wash Lane, Wissett, Suffolk IP19 0RB

Locality: Wissett
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP19 0RB

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Listing Text


5/61 Wissett Hall

- II

House. Early C17 core, with late Victorian enlargements by Herbert Groom.
Timber-framed, encased in red brick, mainly C19, but with some sections of
Tudor brick; the central range is jettied and tile-hung on the upper floor;
hipped plaintiled roofs. 2 storeys; complex plan. 8 chimney-stacks, some
internal, some set externally on side walls, in several variants of
traditional style: 3, on high shaped bases, have octagonal shafts and spurred
caps, the others have square shafts, some set diagonally, and attached
corbelled caps. Various 4- and 5-light casement windows, with arched heads to
lights and leaded panes in intersecting hexagonals and diamonds; some of the
ground-floor windows have transomes, and there is one square bay window. 2-
storey projecting porch, with a 5-light upper window and ai small 2-light
diamond-leaded fixed window on each side of the doorway. Wide segmental arch
to doorway, with triangular pediment and dentil cornice above, continued as a
hood-mould over the windows. Ledged and battened door with 2 leaves, and
applied pilaster strips. Linked to the north side of the house is a small 2-
storey early C20 circular tower by Louis Sarel (see also Spexhall Manor and
Fairstead Farmhouse, Spexhall) with a conical plaintiled roof surmounted by a
square open belfry containing one bell; both storeys have single-light fixed
windows with diamond-leaded panes. Early C20 timbered and panelled interior:
2 bays of the original C17 house, with plain exposed ceiling-joists are
visible. The ground floor windows on the porch and the dentil details
probably also be Sarel.

Listing NGR: TM3817678558

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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