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Description: Brandeston Hall
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 285790
OS Grid Reference: TM2474660220
OS Grid Coordinates: 624746, 260220
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1944, 1.2870
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TM 26 SW BRANDESTON OLD MAIDS
Former manorial mansion, now a school. Original house c.1550 for
Andrew Revett: only the east wing and entrance porch survive from
the fire of 1847; remainder rebuilt 1848 (dated rainwater heads)
for Charles Austin, lawyer and head of the Parliamentary Bar.
Red brick with diapering in dark headers; plaintiled roof. Neo
Tudor style; L shape asymmetrical plan. The north facade of the
main range has slightly projecting gabled wings and the ground
floor is set forward with a moulded brick cornice; later single
storey additions to right hand side. 2 storeys and attic. Stone
mullion and transom casement windows. 2 storey gabled entrance
porch with octagonal corner buttresses surmounted by moulded
brick pinnacles with stone caps; doorway with 2-centre moulded
stone arch, hoodmould with carved spandrels, C19 door; over the
doorway an inscription in Latin recording the acquisition of the
Hall by Framlingham College in 1949. Stone eaves cornice, flat
parapet with one attic gable each side of entrance; all gables
have moulded brick pinnacles with stone caps. Several good
groups of circular flues with moulded brick enrichment. East
wing has original stone newel stairs; library (east wing) with
C19 richly coloured ceiling with roll-moulded joists and 4-centre
arch stone fireplace with elaborate carved wooden chimneypiece
(probably imported); masters' common room with imported C17
panelling, good overmantel and ornamental plaster ceiling;
headmaster's study with similar panelling and overmantel and
ceiling with painted portraits of 24 famous men; good C19 wooden
staircase with richly painted ceiling over; ornamental plaster
ceilings to White Hall and dining hall; a further good fireplace
in the games room. Extension to west added 1967, not of special
Listing NGR: TM2474660220
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Source: English Heritage
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