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Cedar Court, Alderton

Description: Cedar Court

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285363

OS Grid Reference: TM3443942939
OS Grid Coordinates: 634439, 242939
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0353, 1.4166

Location: Cedar Court, Alderton, Suffolk IP12 3BB

Locality: Alderton
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP12 3BB

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Listing Text

TM 34 SW
(East Side)
10/1 Cedar Court
Small country house. Late C18 with C20 additions and alterations by Eric
Sandon. Red Flemish bond brick with plain tile roof. Two storeys and
attic. Entrance front: 5 bays symmetrically disposed with a central
doorway which has a classical surround approached by 6 ashlar steps,
originally having iron balustrading to their sides with splayed lowest
step. The doorcase has pilasters at either side which have bands of
fluting alternating with blank, flush wood. Miniature arches and dentils
to the cornice. Door of 6 flush panels with flush panelling to the reveals
and a fanlight over with ornamental tracery and projecting springers and
keystone. To either side of this at ground floor level are sash windows
with stone sills and flat-arched heads of 3x4 sash panes with slender
glazing bars. Four similar lateral windows to the first floor. To the
centre at first floor level is a Venetian window with wooden surround, the
side windows of lx3 panes having plain entablatures and the central arch
having moulded decoration of quatrefoils in diamonds and a triple keystone.
Modillion cornice below the parapet which has a stone coping. Hipped roof
above this with hollow valley with 3 pedimental dormer windows each of 2
casement lights. Chimney stacks to right and left behind the ridge each of
6 flues. Left hand side: C20 outshut at ground floor level to left and
blank walling to right of this. To the first floor are 2 blocked windows
at right with brick sills and flat-arched heads and at left are two sash
windows of 3x4 panes with stone sills and flat-arched heads. Dormer window
to centre of the roof of 2 lights with flat roof above which is the central
ridge chimney stack. The right hand side has two 2-light semi-basement
windows at left. Two windows of 3x4 sash panes to the ground floor and 3
bays at first floor level of which that at left is blocked but those to
right each have sash windows of 3x4 panes. Rear: cambered-headed doorways
to right of centre and far right with glazed C20 doors and rectangular
fanlights. Tripartite windows of C20 date to right and far left with
cambered heads and central sashes of 3x4 panes and lateral lights of lx4
panes. The first floor has an arched window of 2x4 panes slightly to left
of centre and to left of this a 2-light casement window with stone sill and
flat-arched head. To right of this is a sash window of the same dimensions
but having 3x4 sash panes. Modillion cornice and parapet as elsewhere.

Interior: entrance hall with open well staircase of 2 flights with small
flight between the 1/4 landings, having stick balusters, moulded handrail
which is ramped and has a wreathed curtail and moulded tread ends with
floral ornament. Moulded cornice to the lower hall and the upper landing
has a cornice with paterae and acanthus leaves to the frieze. The upper of
the quarter landings has a doorway with an arched fanlight over it with
decorative tracery that now leads to a C20 flight of stairs. The sitting
room has panelled shutters, a moulded dado rail with floral motifs set in
quatrefoil panels to the walls with moulded surrounds and a C20 pine
chimney piece. The cornice has a mixture of Gothic and classical motifs
having darts within trefoil headed miniature arches. The dining room has
quadrant niches to the rear wall at either side of a C20 panelled door,
fluted dado rail and fluted cornice. The drawing-room across the rear of
the house has been formed from two rooms and a through passage in the C20
and an L shaped passageway formed around it. To the first floor bedrooms
are hob-grates of early C19 form with one of mid-C19 date. The attics are
approached by 2 staircases, one of 2 flights and one a winder staircase.
The exposed beams of the roof are of pine.

Listing NGR: TM3443942941

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Source: English Heritage

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