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Moat Hall, Parham

Description: Moat Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 285913

OS Grid Reference: TM3121059950
OS Grid Coordinates: 631210, 259950
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1893, 1.3812

Location: Parham, Suffolk IP13 9AE

Locality: Parham
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 9AE

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Moated Site and Formal Garden Remains at Moat Hall, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

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Listing Text


11/141 Moat Hall
25.10.51 listed as
Parham Moat


Former manor house, now a farmhouse. Early C16, probably for Sir
Christopher Willoughby, father of the first Baron Willoughby;
south wing probably late C16/early C17. The main range occupies
the north west corner of the moated site, rising directly from
the moat on 2 sides. Mainly red brick, some timber framing,
plaintiled roof. 2 storeys. North facade with 2 full height
canted bays and an external stack to the right hand side: this
facade was probably symmetrical, the remaining bay and stack to
the east now demolished. Brickwork with diapering in dark
headers to bays and stack; each bay has 2-light and 3-light brick
mullion windows, one tier to the ground floor, 2 tiers to the
first floor divided by a transom; the lights had arched and
cusped heads,and all have now been blocked or replaced by later
casements; the bays have later plastered gables. Stack with the
lower portion of 2 octagonal flues with a trefoil-headed blank
arch to each face; upper part of stack rebuilt. To the west are
2 gables, the larger one with exposed timbering with brick
nogging and an overhanging first floor; the original windows have
gone but their moulded heads remain. The smaller gable has an
original brick mullion window to ground floor, the original first
floor opening blocked. To the south is a canted and gabled
staircase turret, one original brick mullion window at first
floor level and an external stack with 3 coupled flues with star
caps. South Wing timber framed and plastered, plaintiled roof.
2 storeys and attic. Various casement windows, square and modern
diamond leaded glass, one flat-roofed dormer, boarded half door,
internal stack. The interior of the main range is considerably
altered; much re-used C16-C17 panelling on first floor. Country
Life 15.5.1909, pp.702-7. Sandon, Suffolk Houses, 1977, pp.281-3.

Listing NGR: TM3121059950

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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