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Pettistree Hall, Sutton

Description: Pettistree Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285500

OS Grid Reference: TM3029044488
OS Grid Coordinates: 630290, 244488
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0509, 1.3573

Location: Sutton, Suffolk IP12 3EH

Locality: Sutton
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP12 3EH

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Listing Text

TM 34 SW
10/134 Pettistree Hall
16/3/66 (Formerly listed as
Pettistree Hall and
barn to north east)
Farmhouse. C15, C16 and C17 with C19 additions and alterations. Rendered
timber frame. English bond brick with plain tile roof. Two storeys with
attics. L-shaped plan with single-storey service range forming an open
courtyard. Garden front: projecting wing to left of early C17 date with
shaped gable to its end having a central gable stack, brick kneelers, a
band of two bricks depth below the parapet and 3 courses of projecting
brick to the coping. The sides of the gable are convex and the stack
bears two square flues joined by projecting horizontal bands of brick. To
right of this wing the central portion has, at left of centre, a C19
doorway with 6 raised and fielded panels and moulded surround with a lean-
to porch. To right and left of this are C19 three-light casement windows
and to the first floor slightly at left of the front door is a C19 sash
window of 3x4 panes. At right is a further projecting single-storey
service wing with a lean-to at its gable end. To the ridge of the central
range are, at left a massive chimney stack with 4 square flues, with
moulded bricks to the top of the stack and joining the flues at the their
tops. Similar moulded stack at right, the flues here renewed in the C20
and of less height. Hipped roof to the rear range. Left face: the C17
wing at right has a higher ridge level than the spinal range at its left
and replaced C19 fenestration. 2-light horned sash window at right divided
by a king mullion, of 2x2 sash panes. Similar window to the first floor
with earlier sashes of 3x4 panes to each. To left of this is a ground
floor window of 3x4 sash panes and a first floor window of 3x2 panes. To
left of this the earlier range has a ground-floor window of 2 sashes
divided by a king mullion, the lower sashes of which have plate glass and
the upper 3x3 panes. To the attic is a 2-light gabled dormer window.
Entrance front: doorway approximately at centre with a C19 door of 4 raised
and fielded panels and 2 upper glazed panels, and an ashlar surround having
pilaster strips at either side with moulded capitals and ovolo moulding to
the door surround. In front of this is a C19 gabled porch with a brick
plinth, open timber work to the sides and a plain tile roof. To either
side of this at ground floor level are 3-light C19 casement windows. To
the far right is a ground floor window of 2 sashes divided by a king
mullion with plate glazing below and 3x2 panes to each of the upper sashes.
At far left is a C19 window of 2x3 sash panes. The first floor has a
central 2-light casement window to right of which is a 3-light C19 casement
window and to left of which is a 2-light casement window with a similar to
far left.

Interior: Pament tiled floors at ground floor level. The kitchen has
chamfered ceiling beams with stepped run-out stops. Four encased beams to
the drawing room ceiling forming a cross pattern and a late C18/early C19
Neo-classical fireplace and buffet cupboards, the chimney piece having a
central projecting panel with palmettes and anthemia and paterae. Lateral
panels also with paterae above semi-pilasters to the sides with acanthus
leaves to their necking. The cupboards at either side have beed ornament
to their arches and paterae to the projecting key pieces with fluting to
the springers. Early C19 staircase hall and through-passage formed in the
earlier wing, the staircase having stick balusters and moulded tread ends.
The staircase in the C17 wing has now lost its lowest 2 flights of stairs
rising from the ground to the first floors but the newel drops to the upper
flight show, having panels of faceted rustication and heart shapes to the
drop knops. This staircase continues between the first and attic floors
and has two flights with a half-landing and attic landing. The upper knops
of the newels are similar to the dropped knops in their moulding. Stout
handrail of cyma recta and cavetto profile. Splat balusters to the attic
balustrade and richly-moulded flat balusters to the flights. Rectangular
newel with paired upper and dropped knops to 1/2-landing. Dado panelling to
flights with halved newels. Further evidence of timber framing to several
first floor rooms and to the attics.

Listing NGR: TM3029044488

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Source: English Heritage

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