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Wood Hall, Sutton

Description: Wood Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285509

OS Grid Reference: TM3110044645
OS Grid Coordinates: 631100, 244645
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0520, 1.3692

Location: Sutton, Suffolk IP12 3EG

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

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Listing Text

TM 34 SE
(South side)
10/143 Wood Hall (formerly
16/3/66 listed as Sutton Hall
Country house. Dated on eastern porch 1566 and 1903. The architect of the
early C20 portion was W. Kemp (architectural drawing in entrance hall).
Red English bond brick with plain tile roof. C16 H-shaped plan still
showing on the garden front considerably enlarged in loosely Tudor style
early this century to east and north fronts. Garden front (formerly
entrance front): the E-shaped portion to right of 1566 with porch and
fenestration of 1903 and a service wing to left also of c.1903. The
central porch is of rubbed brick at ground floor level. Four-centered
central arch with moulded surround, including shafts with moulded caps and
bases. To the corners are polygonal buttresses which die back into the
corners at ground floor level via domed caps. Single-light windows to the
flanks. Four-light window to first floor with brick surround and ovolo-
moulded mullions and transom. Circular recessed panel with hood mould to
the gable which has a caping of moulded brick. Five-light windows to
either side of this at ground floor level with ovolo-moulded surrounds.
Similar 4-light windows above these at first floor level. All the windows
having square hood moulds. The projecting lateral wings have a similar
arrangement of a 5-light window to ground floor and 4-light to first floor
with 3-light windows to the gables without transoms. The right hand gable
has brick tumbling, that at left is plain. Three 3-light hipped dormer
windows to the attics. Massive stacks to right and left of early C20 date,
each having 6 polygonal shafts with moulded caps. Behind the ridge, in the
valley of the roofs is an octagonal cupola with tile-hung sides and an
octagonal ogee-domed copper cap which has projecting ribs to the corners
and a weather-vane above. Late-C19 photographs of this front show it to
have had a hipped roof and sash windows with a single-storey porch at
ground floor level. However, scars in the present brickwork at either side
of several windows show that this fenestration disturbed an earlier pattern
of more and smaller windows. Recessed and at left is a further early C20
gabled wing which has a glazed C20 doorway to right at ground floor level
with a 2-light overdoor, a cross window to left of this. Four-light window
to first floor and a 3-light similar window to the gable, all of these
windows having ovolo-moulded surrounds. To left again runs the single-
storey service range with a slightly projecting central gable with 2-light
windows to right and left with continuous hood-mould. Single-light window
above this to the gable. To right of this arrangement is a further single-
light window and at left an imposed C20 window with aluminium-framed
casement windows within an earlier opening. Gabled slightly-projecting
wing to extreme left with 4-light ground floor window and 3-light first
floor window, both with ovolo-moulded surround. To the ridge is a square
turret with ogee-moulded lead cap with projecting ridges. Right hand
flank: Projecting semi-octagonal bay window at right of c.1903 with ashlar
surrounds and mullions and transoms. Blank keyed oculi to the front and
angles at parapet level. To left of this are a 5-light ground floor and 4-
light first floor window with ovolo-moulded surrounds as before. Two 3-
light hipped dormers to the attic. Entrance front: Three-bay 3-storey
symmetrical arrangement to centre with a projecting single-storey porch to
the centre of rubbed brick, similar in form to the ground floor level of
the porch wing on the garden front save that it has a battlemented parapet
which has at its centre a recessed circular panel with moulded surround
bearing a shield with the dates and the initials CQ. To either side of
this are a 3-light mullioned and transomed window with 3 similar windows to
first floor level above and 3 further similar windows, but without transoms
to the gablets at attic level, all having the ovolo-moulded C20 surrounds.
To right of this is a 3-light ground floor window with two 2-light windows
at first floor level and at right again a 3-storey projecting gabled wing
of 1903 with mullioned windows as before. To left of the centre is an
early-C20 projecting square bay at ground floor level. To left again is
the originally projecting gabled wing, now flush with the imposed work of
c.1903. It is now blank but shows scars of earlier windows at ground and
first floor levels. C20 chimney stack to apex of gable with 2 polygonal

Interior: Wide corridor of c.1903 now runs along the eastern front of the
house, between the two formerly projecting wings. Staircase at left of
this with moulded Jacobean balusters and square panelled newel posts with
ball finials. Richly moulded Jacobean wood panelling to one ground floor
room, perhaps brought from elsewhere with early-C20 richly moulded plaster
ceiling. Less elaborate panelling and plasterwork to the drawing room.

Listing NGR: TM3110044645

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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