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Meeting Hall stables, Bentley Hall, Approximately 30 Metres South of Bentley Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bentley, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0033 / 52°0'12"N

Longitude: 1.0854 / 1°5'7"E

OS Eastings: 611877

OS Northings: 238372

OS Grid: TM118383

Mapcode National: GBR TNC.C7K

Mapcode Global: VHLBY.RXP3

Plus Code: 9F43233P+85

Entry Name: Meeting Hall stables, Bentley Hall, Approximately 30 Metres South of Bentley Hall

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Last Amended: 30 October 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033423

English Heritage Legacy ID: 278794

Location: Bentley, Babergh, Suffolk, IP9

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Bentley

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bentley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Meeting Hall, formerly
22.2.55 listed as Stables,
Bentley Hall, approx 30
metres south of Bentley


Probable former court house. Now used as a meeting hall, recently used as
stables. C15/C16, with later alterations and C20 restorations. Timber framed,
red brick herring bone nogging infill to first floor, the ground floor and one
bay of rear wall red brick. Red plain tiled roof, hipped at ends with gablets.
Long wall jetty to front (north). 2 storeys. Pilasters with capitals support
the 8 jetty brackets. Arched braces to first floor walls. 4 first floor, 3
ground floor mullion windows. Off centre right doorway, 4-centred arch, square
head, foliate carved spandrels, nailed board door. Far right square headed
doorway, nailed board door. Return walls each with a mullion window to first and
ground floors. Rear wall, 3 mullion windows to ground and first floors.
Interior, of 5 bays, the central bays open to the roof, end bays floored and
approached by C20 stairs and gallery. Arched braces to tie beams, renewed crown
posts to roof. Halved and bridled top plate scarf. There is an early brick
paved forecourt with a gutter below the eaves of the court house to front of the
building. E Sandon, Suffolk Houses, 1977.

Listing NGR: TM1187738372

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