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Alderton Hall, Alderton

Description: Alderton Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285370

OS Grid Reference: TM3419841616
OS Grid Coordinates: 634198, 241616
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0235, 1.4122

Location: Woodbridge Road, Alderton, Suffolk IP12 3BL

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

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Listing Text

TM 34 SW
(South Side)
10/8 Alderton Hall
16/3/66 (formerly listed as
The Hall)
Farmhouse. C15 with extensive C19 and C20 additions and alterations.
White Flemish bond brick and rendered brick with pantile roof (originally
thatched). Two storeys. Entrance front: 5 bays of early/mid C19 white
brick. Doorway to left of centre having a projecting porch with fluted
columns with bell caps and responds with an entablature and cast iron
balcony. Door of 6 panels, the lower 2 flush and the upper 4 raised and
fielded. 2-light fanlight above. To right of this and at left are 2-light
casement windows with cambered heads and stone sills, 5 similar windows to
the first floor. Ridge chimney stack to left of centre and another at far
right of the hipped roof. The left hand side is rendered and colour washed
with a later projecting portion at left and having four C20 plate glass
sash windows to each floor. The left hand side has a massive chimney stack
of C17 date to centre, white brickwork to left of this and rendering at
right with a 2-light C19 casement window at first floor level. Rear:
projecting wing at right replaced in the C20 with a half-hipped gable. To
the left flank of this is a lean-to of 2 storeys. To left of this the main
range has a 4-light C19 casement window at right with a C19 ground floor
lean-to outshut at left of that. To the first floor above this arrangement
are two horizontally-sliding sash windows. To left again is a projecting
wing with a hipped roof which has a single-light C20 window to left.

Interior: the front parlour has massive, heavily moulded ceiling beams
having a triplet of roll mouldings to the underside and deep hollow
chamfers to the edges and run-out stops. Further, similar beam now
embedded in a dividing wall. Similarly moulded joists between these. C20
fire surround and C19 panelled door. To the first floor room above this
room are one massive cross-axial cambered beam which is joined at its
centre by two axial beams all supported in jowled wall posts. Further
massive jowled wall posts and chamfered ceiling beams to the ground and
first floors in the remainder of this range which is of 2 1/2-bays with a
massive late C16 or early C17 chimney stack to the half bay which would
appear to have been adapted from a full bay to accommodate the chimney.

Listing NGR: TM3419841616

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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