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The Guildhall, Framlingham

Description: The Guildhall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 286388

OS Grid Reference: TM2849263456
OS Grid Coordinates: 628492, 263456
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2219, 1.3439

Location: Market Hill, Framlingham, Suffolk IP13 9AY

Locality: Framlingham
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 9AY

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Listing Text

In the entry for:


4/110 No. 34 (The Mansion House)



The address shall be amended to read: MARKET HILL

No. 34 (The Guildhall)



4/110 No.34 (The Mansion House)


House, now offices and shop premises. Late C16 core; built on the site of the
hall of the Guild of St. Mary by Simon Pulham, who acquired the site with the
old building on it in 1564. 2 scoreys and attics. Timber-framed; faced in
red mathematical tiles; plaintiled roof. 9 bays: 3:3:3, with the centre
breaking forward slightly. Parapet, with sections of turned balusters in
front of the dormer windows and the central break, and a plastered band below.
3 dormers with small-paned sash windows and moulded pediments, the 2 outer
triangular, the central segmental. 7 large-paned sash windows in flush frames
to the first floor with gauged brick heads and keystones. To each side of the
central break a blank window with ornate surround: enriched eared architrave
and open triangular pediment. On the ground floor, the sash windows have been
replaced along the western 2/3rd of the front by 2 mid-C19 shop entrances and
3 large canted shop windows which project from the face of the building. The
eastern 1/3rd of the front (separately occupied by Messrs Turner & Ellerby),
has an entrance door up steps, and brickwork refacing to the ground floor.
This is the only accessible part of the building, the remainder being
unoccupied. It contains a small room on the ground floor, with raised fielded
panelling. A dog-leg stair has a plain handrail and metal twist balusters.
On the first floor, a fine panelled room in the rear wing with double
bolection-moulded panels and window-shutters. In the bottom of the shutters
are 2 secret drawers. The roof over the rear range has side purlins; the
remainder plastered. In the panelled ground-floor room and the room above it
are semi-domed and semi-circular recessed cupboards set into the walls, one
made to revolve, and both with painted decoration and figures.

Listing NGR: TM2849263456

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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