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Baylham Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Baylham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1237 / 52°7'25"N

Longitude: 1.0542 / 1°3'15"E

OS Eastings: 609173

OS Northings: 251664

OS Grid: TM091516

Mapcode National: GBR TLS.WWC

Mapcode Global: VHLBC.7W5C

Entry Name: Baylham Hall

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293336

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279225

Location: Baylham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP6

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Baylham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Baylham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 05 SE
2/32 Baylham Hall
- II*
Manor house, early C17 with alterations from later C17 to mid C19. A
substantial fragment of a large country house (22 hearths are recorded in the
Hearth Tax returns of 1674). 2 storeys and actics. Red brick. At 1st floor
level in the main range is a band formed of several courses of moulded brick,
and beneath the eaves a cornice of dentilled brickwork. At the corners are
flat pilasters, and at the ends of the main range are Dutch gables with
external chimneys. A slightly set-forward bay to left has a truncated
segmental window pediment at eaves level, indicating a former gable now hipped
back. Plaintiled roofs; a short length of the original carved oak eaves
fascia is preservea in the rear wing. To rear is a C17 chimney of red brick
with the bases of 3 octagonal shafts. Mid C19 small-pane sashes with
sidelights and transomes. A number of 4- and 8-light C17 mullioned and
transomed windows at the rear are of brick, rendered to simulate splayed
quoining of limestones. C19 6-panelled entrance door, the two upper pairs
fielded; oblong fanlight. Very fine full-height original staircase around an
open well: massive square newels with sunk geometric panelling and pierced
finials, and 4 heavy square balusters to each flight. (compare Ockwells Manor,
Bray, Berks: Nathaniel Lloyd, History of the English House). At the 1st floor
landing a pair of doorways (one with original panelled door) are flanked by
Doric pilasters of oak. A moulded archea parlour fireplace has similar
pilasters and an enriched mantel. The ceiling beams in this room and in a
rear chamber, have running floral designs in plaster; the other rooms in the
front range all have similar plasterwork, but plainer. The main range appears
to have originally extended northwards, the surviving part representing hall
and parlour. The rear wing, probably contemporary but altered, contained
parlours or lodgings, and reverted to service accommodation upon the loss of
the north service range in C18/early C19. The house stands within a partly
infilled mediaeval moat. Sandon Suffolk Houses, 1977.

Listing NGR: TM0917351664

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