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Hestley Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorndon, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2695 / 52°16'10"N

Longitude: 1.1444 / 1°8'39"E

OS Eastings: 614643

OS Northings: 268142

OS Grid: TM146681

Mapcode National: GBR TK5.N4Z

Mapcode Global: VHL9T.S7C0

Entry Name: Hestley Hall

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Last Amended: 23 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1215487

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281360

Location: Thorndon, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Thorndon

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Thorndon with Rishangles All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

THORNDON HALL ROAD
TM 16 NW
4/79 3/79 Hestley Hall
(formerly listed under
29.7.55 Hestley Green)

- II

Manor farmhouse. First half of C16, in 2 ranges forming L-shape plan; large
forward extension of early C19 date. Front range once extended further to
left. Timber framed and plastered, with some panelled plasterwork.
Plaintiled roof, hipped over the C19 addition which has a paired bracketed
eaves cornice. 2 storeys. Mullion and transom casement windows, probably of
early C19 date, with diamond-leaded glass. C19 addition has a symmetrical 3-
bay facade with tall central window over a late C19 stuccoed porch with semi-
circular entrance arch; within the porch is a 6-panel raised and fielded door
and pedimented architrave. Heavy internal stack, the old portion of the shaft
with later additions. Rear wing has jettied side wall on original brackets, 2
springing from carved buttress-shafts; moulded bressummer. Gable end has
first floor buttresss-shaft to corner post and original brackets to ends of
wallplates. Some C18 casement windows. Internal stack with oblong shaft, the
lower portion rendered. A C18-C19 stack against the gable end. Various
mullioned windows to rear of both wings, some reproductions. Interior. Front
range altered internally in C19, with a twisted-baluster well stair of c.1900
in the forward addition. Ground floor room to left of stack has chamfered-
joist ceiling and C19 stone fireplace originally at Flixton Hall. One upper
room has ceiling beams decorated with stencilled designs of foliage on a red
ochre ground, said to be of c.1525. Roof over front range has clasped purlins
and arched-braced collars, the portion to the right of the stack reconstructed
when the C19 addition was made. Rear wing less altered, especially on upper
floor. End chamber has 3 cavetto-moulded axial bridging beams, plain joists
and a plank cornice; 4-centre arched doorway. A larger chamber adjoins, now
divided into 2, also with cavetto floorbeams. Ground floor ceiling has
closely-spaced chamfered joists. End gable has remains of original brick
nogging (plastered over externally). Intact roof with wind-braced clasped
purlins.


Listing NGR: TM1464368142

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