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Nowton Hall, Nowton

Description: Nowton Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 284443

OS Grid Reference: TL8610160464
OS Grid Coordinates: 586101, 260464
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2110, 0.7224

Location: Nowton, Suffolk IP29 5NA

Locality: Nowton
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP29 5NA

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Listing Text

In the entry for the following:-


Nowton Hall


The grade shall be amended to read II * (star)



4/22 Nowton Hall

Former farmhouse. Dated 1595 on chimney-stack, with the initials A.P. for
Anthony Payne (d.1606): an earlier C16 fragment remains, and there are
additions of the C18 and C19. 2 storeys and attics: 3-cell form to main
range. Timber-framed; jettied along the main front: ground storey faced in
colourwashed brick, upper storey rendered. C20 plaintiles. An internal
chimney-stack has 4 octagonal shafts with attached heads and moulded bases; on
the square base below is a large plaster panel with an unusual raised
fishscale decoration surmounted by the date and initials. Another internal
stack, further west, has a plain red brick shaft. Small-paned sash windows
and 2 canted bays to the ground storey; tripartite small-paned sash windows to
the upper storey. An off-centre early C20 half-glazed door set into a late
C18 surround with eared architrave and rectangular traceried fanlight. Much
of the framing is exposed inside. At the west end of the main range are the
remains of an early C16 cross-wing, now re-roofed in line with the rest of the
range, with a later chimney-stack on its east side. This part has tension
bracing to one end wall, and on the west side a further half-bay which may be
the truncated section of an earlier hall range. The remainder of the main
range relates to the date of 1595 on the chimney-stack: 5 bays, including a
chimney-bay, with an original stair-wing behind it which contains an
apparently resited stair with a plain handrail to the first floor; the upper
flight leading to the attics may be a later date. A large open fireplace with
timber lintel to the east of the main stack. Good close-studding with a
middle rail to the whole range; ovolo-moulded main beams to ground and first
floor ceilings, and a number of ovolo-moulded mullioned windows, now blocked,
but with mullions in situ. The roof has clasped purlins, large principal
rafters and the remnants of windbraces, but the attics, which are original,
are mainly plastered. The house stands on the remains of a roughly E-shaped
moated site. Prior to the Dissolution, the manor belonged to the Benedictine
Abbey of St. Edmundsbury.

Listing NGR: TL8610160464

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Source: English Heritage

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