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Serpentine, Parham

Description: Serpentine

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 285933

OS Grid Reference: TM3150560469
OS Grid Coordinates: 631505, 260469
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1938, 1.3859

Location: Hall Road, Parham, Suffolk IP13 9AB

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

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Listing Text


4/161 Serpentine
- walls at
Parham Hall

- II

A rectangle of serpentine or 'crinkle-crankle' walls, surrounding a
vegetable garden and orchard to the east of the house. C18, with
early C19 repairs and alterations. Red brick, laid in an irregular
bond; about 3m high. Some sections of the walls are more shallowly
curved than others; most parts are 2 bricks thick, some are
buttressed. There is an unbroken stretch along the east side.
Along the west the central section has been rebuilt straight. On
the south, a wide original opening gives access to a pond which
provided the water supply for the garden.

Listing NGR: TM3150560469

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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