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The Old Guildhall

A Grade II Listed Building in Bardwell, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3263 / 52°19'34"N

Longitude: 0.8478 / 0°50'52"E

OS Eastings: 594160

OS Northings: 273622

OS Grid: TL941736

Mapcode National: GBR RFJ.553

Mapcode Global: VHKCT.NS2H

Entry Name: The Old Guildhall

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Last Amended: 14 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376915

English Heritage Legacy ID: 284013

Location: Bardwell, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP31

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Bardwell

Built-Up Area: Bardwell

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bardwell St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


5/36 The Old Guildhall
14.7.55 (Formerly listed as The Guildhall)

- II

Hall of the Guild of S.Peter, converted into 12 almshouses in C16, restored as
2 houses in early 1960's. Late C15. Timber-framed and plastered, with
plaintiled roofs. The east-west range is gabled at the east end, hipped with a
small gablet on the west. 2 storeys: L-shaped form. An internal chimney-stack
to each range. Mid C20 casement windows with square-leaded panes, and C20
doors. 2 small late C17 plaster panels with floral designs reset in the outer
wall of the east-west range above the door. The brickwork at the south side of
the chimney-stack was left exposed following restoration. The interior of the
north-south range has very heavy studding and 2 plain crown-post trusses with
arched braces, and seems to have been built as a 3-bay open hall (cf. the hall
arrangement at Church House, Hawstead, another late C15 guildhall). On a later
cross-wall inside at the south end, a large plaster panel in high relief of
c.1600, showing Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac, set into a surround of
strapwork and scrolls.

Listing NGR: TL9416073622

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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