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The Tattingstone Wonder

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tattingstone, Suffolk

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Latitude: 51.9838 / 51°59'1"N

Longitude: 1.1137 / 1°6'49"E

OS Eastings: 613913

OS Northings: 236282

OS Grid: TM139362

Mapcode National: GBR TNM.LD3

Mapcode Global: VHLC5.8D4K

Plus Code: 9F33X4M7+GF

Entry Name: The Tattingstone Wonder

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033392

English Heritage Legacy ID: 278896

Location: Tattingstone, Babergh, Suffolk, IP9

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Tattingstone

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Tattingstone St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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22.2.55 The Tattingstone Wonder


Folly church, masking a dwelling (originally 3 cottages). Converted into its
present folly form from an older building circa 1790, by Thomas White of
Tattingstone Place, as cut on a chimney brick with initials T.W. originally
timber framed, the north face, east gabled return and west tower resemble the
nave and tower of a church and are flint faced with gault brick rusticated quoins
and dressings, red plain tiled roof continues through to rear and south of the 3
sided mock tower. Rear chimney stack. Dentilled eaves cornice. Plinth. North
face:- 2 two-light windows, 2-centred heads, rusticated 2-centred arches with
keystones over. There is a similar window of 3 lights with tracery over to the
east face with a circular, square-leaded window above. The 3 faces of the mock
tower have crow stepped crenellations with a gault band under. Stepped
buttresses to angles. Blocked 2-centre arched "Belfry" windows to all faces,
western face has similar windows to 1st and 2nd stages, that to first stage with
leaded lights. Western ground floor window of 3 lights similar to eastern
window. Rear wall, brick, gault dentilled eaves and quoins, 3 first floor
2-light leaded casements, 3 nailed vertically boarded doors and 2 windows to
ground floor. The north, "Church" face can be seen from Tattingstone Place and
forms part of the landscaped park. The tradition is that Squire White said:-
"People often wondered at nothing, so he would give them something to wonder
about." P G M Dickinson. The Little Guides, Suffolk 1957. White's
Suffolk - 1844.

Listing NGR: TM1391336282

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