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Great Saxham Hall, The Saxhams

Description: Great Saxham Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 283808

OS Grid Reference: TL7907062725
OS Grid Coordinates: 579070, 262725
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2336, 0.6208

Location: the Saxhams, Suffolk IP29 5JW

Locality: The Saxhams
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP29 5JW

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Listing Text


5/101 Great Saxham Hall

- II*

A large country house, finished 1798; by Joseph Patience, a pupil of Soane. 2
storeys; stucco walls, slated roofs. A central portico on 4 giant lonic
columns, the pediment surmounted by 3 urns, and in the tympanum a cartouche
with lion rampant, flanked by palm branches. A-B-C-B-A, with service wing to
left. Beneath the portico, 3 window range of 12-light sashes (with pediments on
console brackets added c.1840). Central entrance door with architrave and pair
of 3 fielded-panel doors. Recessed bay on either side 1 window wide. End bays
each have a pair of attached lonic columns and piers flanking one sash window,
which on the ground floor is tripartite with sunk semi-circular panel above
(the right bay contains an inserted fanlight). Coade stone bas-relief ornament
within left panel is one of several ; most were removed c.1840. Mid C19 parapet
balustrading lowered c.1980. The service wing probably original but remodelled
c.1840; 6-panel side entrance door c.1798, with leaded fanlight and bas-relief
panel above. Octagonal 3-storey wing to rear has upper room originally 2
storeys high, with plaster ceiling in the style of Angelica Kauffman; ovals
with paintings of the muses, linked by delicate tracery. Other internal
features in Adam style: fire places, doorcases with entablatures, staircase
with wrought iron balustrade. Dining room has Corinthian pilasters and joinery
features of mid-C18. A stone sundial 15 yards east of house, wrought iron
scrolly gate and piers at north-east corner.not of special interest

Listing NGR: TL7907062725

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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