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Bredfield House and Walls of the Walled Garden, Bredfield

Description: Bredfield House and Walls of the Walled Garden

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285416

OS Grid Reference: TM2659651364
OS Grid Coordinates: 626596, 251364
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1141, 1.3081

Location: Bredfield, Suffolk IP13 6AW

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

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Listing Text

TM 25 SE
3/52 Bredfield House
16/3/66 (formerly listed
as Fitzgerald Cottage)
and walls of the
walled gardens.
House, originally garden house and walls of 2 walled gardens. Mid C18 with
C20 additions. Red Flemish bond brick with some black headers and a plain
tile roof. Single storey house with attics, and two storeys (originally
single storey) connected to two rectangular walled gardens. South front of
the house: C18 portion at right, slightly projecting with black headers,
three bays with cambered heads and with C19 horned sash windows of 3 x 4
panes. The brickwork between the left hand 2 windows appears to have been
replaced. Band of three bricks depth above this and a cornice with
projecting headers below the eaves. Recessed C20 portion at left of 2 bays
with similar cambered-headed sash windows of 3 x 4 panes. To the attic at
right are flat-roofed dormer windows, each of 2 lights, and at left is
another similar window. The right hand flank is the entrance front and has
a projecting wing at left which is the side of the C18 building and has
walling with fixed headers and the projecting band of 3 bricks depth. C20
chimney breast to its centre with offsets and single flue. Recessed and at
right is the C20 portion which has a doorway at left, the door having 6
recessed panels and a debased classical porch in front. Two-light casement
to right of this with a cambered head and a 2-light and a 3-light casement
window to the first floor.

Interior: The former garden room, now the drawing room has painted
panelling which has raised and fielded panels above and below the chair
rail. Dentilled cornice above this. The western wall has a tripartite
arrangement divided by fluted pilasters which have moulded bases and caps
and projecting portions of cornice above them. The chimney piece has a
trellis pattern in relief to the frieze, hollow dentils to the cornice,
and brackets to either side, and may be of late-c18 date. Raised and
fielded panel to the overmantel. To the left of this is an arched niche
with shell motif and flutings to the arched head, pilaster strips to either
side and projecting springing pieces and keystone. The bay at right
probably contained a similar arrangement but has now been adapted to form a
door surround. Joined to the south front and extending northwards are two
walled gardens with walls of c.10 feet in height with basket-arched
openings to the southern and middle walls and a lean-to glasshouse to the
centre of the south face of the north wall. Adjoining the eastern wall to
its eastern side is a single storey house adapted from farm buildings in
the C20 which is not included as part of this item.

Listing NGR: TM2659651364

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Source: English Heritage

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