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Bredfield Place, Bredfield

Description: Bredfield Place

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285403

OS Grid Reference: TM2706753482
OS Grid Coordinates: 627067, 253482
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1330, 1.3164

Location: Bredfield, Suffolk IP13 6BD

Locality: Bredfield
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 6BD

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Listing Text

TM 25 SE
(North side)
3/40 Bredfield Place
House. C15 with C16, C18 and C19 and C20 additions. Timber framed and
brick, rendered and whitewashed with a plain tile roof. Open hall of two
bays with screens passage and two-storey parlour range, now subdivided and
extended. Garden front: C20 addition at far right with open loggia to
ground floor having 2 rectangular openings with a central pillar and two 3-
light casements to the first floor. The left hand older portion has to
left of centre a projecting gabled single-storey porch, dated 1857 to the
bressumer divided by the initials T.G (overlapping and standing for Thomas
Grimwood). Carved bargeboards showing acorns and oak leaves. To right and
left of this and set in the simply pargetted walling are 3-light C19
casement windows and at far right is a canted bay window, also of C19 date
which has central French windows. To the first floor are three 3-light
casement windows, all of C19 date. To the ridge to the central axial stack
of 2 flues and at right is a single-flued C20 stack, slightly below the
ridge. The left hand gable end has a canted bay window to the ground and
first floors of C19 date with sash windows and brackets at right and left
supporting the jettied gable which has simulated framing of applied C20
planks. The rear has several outshuts of C19 and C20 date. At right of
centre and on line with the screens passage is a 2-storey gabled porch
wing. This has a 6-panel C20 door at right of which and above which are 2-
light casement windows with cambered heads. To right of this is a lean-to
outshut with two C20 single-light casement windows and to left a 2-storey
lean-to which has 2-light casements at right and a doorway at left all
having cambered heads. To the first floor is a 4-light dormer window with
flat roof and at far left is the C20 addition which here has the large
rectangular opening to the ground floor and a sash window of 4 x 4 panes to
the first floor.

Interior: Chamfered ceiling beams to the ground floor that in the drawing
room (originally the hall) now enclosed. Also in the drawing room and
revealed by a small door is a heavily moulded chimney bressumer of c.1500
with roll, cavetto and hollow chamfered mouldings. Above this some
fragments of wall painting with chevron patterns are visible. Close
studding with angle braces to the rear wall of the screens passage and a
C17 or early C18 wall of thin timbers with lengthy passing brace to the
ground floor room beyond this and wall posts with jowled heads supporting
the chamfered ceiling beam. The furthest ground floor room has a late
C18/early C19 buffet cupboard arrangement with a large central arch and
lateral smaller arches, that at left being a C20 reconstruction. These
have fluted pilasters at either side with moulded caps and bases and
projecting keystones. Shaped shelves to the arches and drawers and
cupboards to the base. The first floor in the upper portion of the
original hall is subdivided to form 2 bedrooms and a corridor, this latter
showing close studded walling. Two trusses having cambered tie beams,
originally supported on massive arch braces of which only one now survives.
Central crown posts of square section and unmoulded. These project into the
present attic space where they can be seen to support arched axial braces
which connect with the collar purlin, collar beams and common rafters. The
solar shows close studding to the external walls and a chamfered ceiling
beam with ogee end stops.

Listing NGR: TM2706753482

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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