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Latitude: 51.9712 / 51°58'16"N
Longitude: 0.8739 / 0°52'26"E
OS Eastings: 597506
OS Northings: 234206
OS Grid: TL975342
Mapcode National: GBR RKT.CS2
Mapcode Global: VHKFL.3QC7
Entry Name: Alston Court
Listing Date: 10 January 1953
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1033571
English Heritage Legacy ID: 278442
Location: Nayland-with-Wissington, Babergh, Suffolk, CO6
Civil Parish: Nayland-with-Wissington
Built-Up Area: Nayland
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Nayland St James
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
5377 (East Side)
Nayland with Wissington
TL 9734 27/695 10.1.53.
A fine building rich in detail of various periods. Probably originally
the house of a wealthy wool merchant of the late C15 but considerably
altered at later dates. Restored in 1912 and some of the earlier mullioned
and transomed windows uncovered. It is planned around a central courtyard.
The north front has cross wings at the east and west ends. The east wing
has exposed timber-framing and a jettied upper storey on exposed joists,
the ground storey has a 7-light bay window with heavily moulded oak mullions
and richly carved transome and sill. The centre block was built out with
1 storey in the late C17 - early C18 and there is a large 9-light mullioned
window with 2 transomes and heraldic glass in the upper part. The doorway
has a late C17-early C18 semi-circular hood on curved brackets. The west
cross wing has a Venetian window on the upper storey and a double-hung
sash window with glazing bars on the ground storey. The centre block
and west wing are faced in plaster. The east front has exposed timber-framing
with brick nogging. The courtyard has an 8-light window. The hall interior
has a tie-beam with arched braces and a king post. The panelled dining
room has richly carved and moulded beams and there are some traces of
C15 colour decoration. A solar above the dining room has a boarded roof
with curved arched braces on corbels carved as human figures. Roofs tiled.
Listing NGR: TL9750634206
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