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Spexhall Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Spexhall, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.378 / 52°22'40"N

Longitude: 1.4926 / 1°29'33"E

OS Eastings: 637810

OS Northings: 281290

OS Grid: TM378812

Mapcode National: GBR XN8.S73

Mapcode Global: VHM6W.THFD

Entry Name: Spexhall Hall

Listing Date: 1 September 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352609

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282096

Location: Spexhall, Waveney, Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

Civil Parish: Spexhall

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Spexhall St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


2/22 Spexhall Hall


- II

Farmhouse. Late C15 and later. 2 storeys and attics to main range. Timber-
framed and rendered; black glazed pantiles; a red brick gable on the east
incorporating a chimney-stack with a plain square shaft. A lean-to on the
west side, and a 1½ storey rear range at right-angles to the front, are both
encased in colour-washed brick. The main range has an internal chimney-stack
with short diagonally-set attached shafts; 3-light old mullion-and-transome
type windows; and a 6-panel door with raised fielded panels, and surround with
half-round pilasters, entablature, and an oblong fanlight with diagonal
glazing bars. Basically, a late medieval 3-cell house, of which only the 2-
bay open hall survives: this was high, with embattled ornament on the middle
rails at what is now the level of the inserted ceiling. A fine doorway in the
north-west corner, with 4-centred arched head and cavetto moulding, led to the
parlour, replaced by the present lean-to. The main beam of the inserted
ceiling has ovolo-moulding and stepped stops with jewel; the inserted stack,
with 2 back-to-back hearths, is at the west end of the hall. At the east end,
a later studded partition divides off the present entrance hall; the original
service area was extended or replaced to form a parlour in the late C16. The
roof over the former open hall, although altered, is smoke-blackened, and was
apparently of simple rafter construction; over the eastern end there are
clasped side purlins. The wing at the rear is an early-to-mid C17 service
range with the main beams partly reused, probably from the earlier house: one
has the remains of mouldings and Tudor flower motifs. The house stands on a
rectangular moated site.

Listing NGR: TM3781081290

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