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Latitude: 52.1403 / 52°8'25"N
Longitude: 0.8587 / 0°51'31"E
OS Eastings: 595716
OS Northings: 252965
OS Grid: TL957529
Mapcode National: GBR RHP.V6H
Mapcode Global: VHKDS.TGSL
Entry Name: Old Buckenham Hall School
Listing Date: 23 January 1958
Last Amended: 10 July 1980
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1037349
English Heritage Legacy ID: 276338
Location: Brettenham, Babergh, Suffolk, IP7
Civil Parish: Brettenham
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Brettenham
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
BRETTENHAM BRETTENHAM PARK
Old Buckenham Hall
(formerly listed as
TL 95 SE 33/191 23.1.58
Formerly Brettenham Hall. A large red brick mansion probably of C16
origin but extensively added to or rebuilt in the first part of the C19
when it was altered in preparation for the residence of Joseph Bonaparte,
Ex-King of Naples and Spain, and brother of the first Napolean. It stands
in a park of about 150 acres and is approached by an avenue of oak trees.
The south front is mainly 2 storeyed and the north front has various
blocks of 2, 3 and 4 storeys, with parapets and Dutch gables. The west
end of the south front has a large bay with 3 windows, a panelled parapet
and a ground storey loggia with 7 Roman Doric plain columns and a triglyph
frieze. The north-east front is of earlier date with parapet and Dutch
gable. The east wing and tower on the north front was built in 1903.
The windows generally are double-hung sashes with glazing bars. There
are a number of chimney stacks with octagonal shafts, moulded caps and
Listing NGR: TL9571652965
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