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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1033423
English Heritage Legacy ID: 278794
Location: Bentley, Babergh, Suffolk, IP9
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
TM 13 NW BENTLEY BENTLEY HALL ROAD
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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