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Bealings House, Great Bealings

Description: Bealings House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285436

OS Grid Reference: TM2425148871
OS Grid Coordinates: 624251, 248871
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0927, 1.2723

Location: Great Bealings, Suffolk IP13 6NP

Locality: Great Bealings
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 6NP

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Listing Text

TM 24 NW
(North Side)
4/72 Bealings House
House. Late C18. Red English and Flemish bond brick with a plain tile
roof. Two storeys with an attic. Entrance front: projecting plinth of
English bond brick below walling of Flemish bond. Seven bays symmetrically
disposed having a central door surround which has Ionic demi-columns to
either side of a door of 8 raised and fielded panels with a convex frieze,
dentilled cornice and pediment above which has small consoles. To either
side of this are sash windows with exposed weight boxes of 3x4 panes.
Between the ground and first floors is a band of 3 bricks depth and to the
first floor are seven sash windows, also of 3x4 panes. Richly moulded
cornice above this with hollow dentils and moulded consoles below the
cornice. Panelled parapet above of brick behind which is a gabled roof
with 4 pedimental gabled dormers, that at left having 2 casement lights,
those to right being sashed. The right hand side of the house has blocked
basement windows with cambered heads and has a first floor sash window of
3x4 panes. To right of this is an extending wing which has a slightly
projecting plinth with one blocked basement window and a 3-light casement
window at left with cambered head and a 2-light casement at right. To the
first floor are 2 sash windows of 3x4 panes at far left and right, and to
right of centre a round window. To the attic are two pedimental dormer
windows, each of 2 lights. The left hand side has a blank gable end at
right, to left of which is an extending wing with hipped end. This has a
2-light casement window at right to left of which is a 1/2-glazed door with
flat-arched head and to left again one sash window of 2x2 panes and to far
left a sash window of 4x4 panes. To the first floor are, at right and
left, sash windows of 3x4 panes and to left of centre a further service
window of 2x2 sash panes. The rear courtyard set between the projecting
wings, has, at right and left lean-to additions to the re-entrant angles.

Interior: the drawing room has a C20 classical fire surround at either side
of which are arched niches, also of C20 date replacing earlier shelves.
Rich dentilled cornice. The dining room has a fire surround of white,
variegated marble. Staircase of 2 flights with a quarter-landing and
having moulded tread ends of foliate decoration, stick balusters and a
moulded, ramped handrail with wreathed curtail. Moulded cornice with
rinceau decoration to the landing and round-arched niches with shelves and
moulded springers and keystones. Fluted door surrounds with paterae to the
upper corners. Hob grates with neo-classical decoration to several first
floor rooms and one Cl9 French chimney piece of marble and gilded bronze to
a first floor room. Spiral staircase to attic floor with stick balusters
and moulded handrail.

Listing NGR: TM2425148871

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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