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Cockfield Hall, Yoxford

Description: Cockfield Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 285724

OS Grid Reference: TM3959669133
OS Grid Coordinates: 639596, 269133
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2681, 1.5101

Location: A1120, Yoxford, Suffolk IP17 3ET

Locality: Yoxford
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP17 3ET

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Listing Text


10/130 Cockfield Hall
25.10.51 (Previously listed under
The Street)


Former manor house. North wing mid C16, for Sir Arthur Hopton; remainder of
house rebuilt early C17 (probably 1613) for Sir Robert Brooke; main range
altered late C18 and early-mid C19 (including addition of third floor and an
extra bay to the facade); south side altered and rebuilt mid C20 following
bomb damage. Red brick, plaintiles. Main range: 3 storeys; symmetrical
facade with 7 window range, 3:1:3, the bays separated by coupled brick
pilasters; giant brick pilasters with moulded brick and stone pinnacles to
quoins and centre bay, brick bands at second floor and eaves levels, wavy
parapet with tall shaped gable to centre bay with coat of arms within; ground
and first floors with inset 8-pane sash windows, segmental arches, stuccoed
hood moulds over ground floor windows; 2-light casement windows to third
floor. Single storey entrance porch: panelled pilasters with elaborate
moulded brick and stucco pinnacles; segmental arch over former doorway, now
replaced by sash window. Right hand return front with original mullion and
transom windows. North wing substantially in its original state: 2 storeys
and attic; 3 bays to south with pilasters between, moulded brick bands at first
and second floor levels and a moulded brick band above each attic window; C18
casement windows with square leaded panes, central doorway with 6-panel fielded
door in original frame, rectangular fanlight; all the openings have raised
rusticated surrounds; 3 crowstepped gables with square enriched moulded brick
pinnacles between and on each apex. Gable end to north with similar detailing
and original windows with diamond leaded glass. West front with 2 overhanging
attic gables and external stack with 3 detached octagonal flues with moulded
bases and linked star caps. Interior: North wing with good early C17 oak
staircase with turned balusters, half balusters against wall and square newel
posts with pierced finials; 2 carved stone fireplaces; a first floor room
with 4 ovolo-moulded ceiling beams forming a square centre panel, none of the
beams spanning the whole width of the room; painted panelling to drawing room
(first floor). Main range east drawing room with very fine early C17
ornamental plaster ceiling; one first floor bedroom with parts of a C16
plasterwork frieze; great hall rebuilt 1896 by E.F. Bishopp in Jacobean style
with much richly carved woodwork. Lady Catherine Grey, sister of Lady Jane
Grey and great grand-daughter of Henry VII, was brought to the house in 1567
where she died the following year. Country Life 5.4.1924.

Listing NGR: TM3959669133

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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