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Athelington Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Athelington, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2942 / 52°17'39"N

Longitude: 1.2351 / 1°14'6"E

OS Eastings: 620704

OS Northings: 271156

OS Grid: TM207711

Mapcode National: GBR VLF.130

Mapcode Global: VHL9P.CL9N

Entry Name: Athelington Hall

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Last Amended: 14 April 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352393

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280942

Location: Athelington, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP21

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Athelington

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Athelington St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 27 SW
5/1 Athelington Hall (formerly listed
29.7.55 as Athelington Hall and farm)
Farmhouse. C17, in 3 phases forming L-shape plan. Mid C20 addition to left.
The core of the house is an early C17 parlour cross-wing; this now comprises
the right hand cell of the front range. The rear wing is probably an early-
mid C17 replacement for earlier work. In later C17 the present stack was
inserted and the front range extended beyond it to form another room. Timber
framed with C20 panelled plasterwork. Roof of double Roman tiles except for
one slope of rear wing which has clay pantiles. 2 storeys and attic. 2
windows, mid C20 single-pane casements. Lobby entry with mid C20 gabled porch
and door. Internal stack, the shaft of mid C20 date. Right gable end has a
projecting tie beam supported on consoles and carved with a repeated design of
foliage. The cross-beam at first floor level is also richly carved and
supported on broader but flatter consoles. Below these consoles the corner
posts have a vertical band with carved motifs. Internally there is remains of
further decorative work on the opposite gable end. To the rear, part of a
carved console and corner post; also remains of a window with ovolo mullions.
A carved cross-beam at first floor level is mostly concealed. In the gable is
a collar carved with an intricate geometric design based on linked rectangles;
original panelled plasterwork with herringbone infill. Both the parlour and
chamber above have cross-beamed ceilings, the remainder of the structure
concealed. In the rear wing the main components of the frame are visible.
Roof of parlour block concealed; the later C17 addition has 2 rows of
diminished stepped butt purlins. Rear wing has butt purlin roof. Remains of
medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM2070471156

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