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Alston Court

A Grade I Listed Building in Nayland, Suffolk

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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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033571

English Heritage Legacy ID: 278442

Location: Nayland-with-Wissington, Babergh, Suffolk, CO6

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

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

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Listing Text

5377 (East Side)
Nayland with Wissington
Alston Court
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

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

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