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Abbas Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Great Cornard, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0295 / 52°1'46"N

Longitude: 0.7697 / 0°46'10"E

OS Eastings: 590097

OS Northings: 240408

OS Grid: TL900404

Mapcode National: GBR RJX.PDW

Mapcode Global: VHKFB.9870

Entry Name: Abbas Hall

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180619

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277968

Location: Great Cornard, Babergh, Suffolk, CO10

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Great Cornard

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Great Cornard

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

Great Cornard
Abbas Hall
TL 94 SW 9/173 16.4.71.

A timber-framed and plastered house with a cross wing at the west end.
One of the 2 examples of late C13 aisled hall houses known in Suffolk
(The other example is Purton Green Farmhouse, Stansfield). It possibly
dates from 1270 to 1290. The interior has been restored and shows the
original layout with the 2 doorways to the service rooms replaced approximately
in their original position in the closed truss at the lower end of the
hall. Details of the open truss with arcade posts with moulded capitals
and long passing braces with notched lap joints can be seen on the upper
storey. The truss has considerable C15 modification. The C13 structure
is of remarkable interest. There is a great open fireplace of the C16
when the floor to the upper part of the hall was inserted. Externally
the house has C18-19 fenestration, mainly double-hung sashes with glazing
bars. The cross wing is faced in brick (painted). Roof tiled, with a
gambrel at the east end and 1 gabled dormer to the main block. On the
west side there is a C16-C17 chimney stack with tabled offsets. Much
of the internal timber has been exposed.

Listing NGR: TL9009740408

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