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Culford Hall, Culford

Description: Culford Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 284211

OS Grid Reference: TL8318770388
OS Grid Coordinates: 583187, 270388
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3011, 0.6852

Location: Culford, Suffolk IP28 6TX

Locality: Culford
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP28 6TX

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Listing Text


1/15 Culford Hall
- II*

Mansion, now used as a co-educational public school. The original hall, built
by Sir Nathaniel Bacon in the late C16, was rebuilt for the first Marquess
Cornwallis circa. 1800, the design attributed to James Wyatt: greatly enlarged
by William Young for Earl Cadogan c.1890 in an Italian style. The 7-bay 2 1/2
storey brick house of Marquess Cornwallis forms the core of the present
building, but is completely overlaid externally by the Cadogan extensions, in
white brick with stone ornaments and details. 3 storeys, irregular form. The
main front is topped by a stone balustrade with urns above. Asymmetrical tower
with a square copper-roofed cupola. Range of small-paned sash windows in deep
reveals with eared architraves. Large single-storey flat-roofed porch, with a
long portico extension supported on fluted Ionic columns. A large wing at the
west end bears the Cadogan arms and date 1894. On the east, a 2-storey range of
about the same date. The principal rooms in the Cadogan extensions are
lavishly decorated in an ornate Italian Baroque style, with carved woodwork and
ornate gilded plaster ceilings. Of the same date is a fine stone open newel
staircase, with cast iron balustrades, fitted into the older part of the house.
The Cornwallis interiors are in a restrained Greek Revival style. The rear
hall is paved with limestone squares, and the floor of the entrance hall has
limestone squares with black dots. The grounds were laid out by Humphry

Listing NGR: TL8318770388

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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