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Bell Hill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Rickinghall, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3415 / 52°20'29"N

Longitude: 1.0028 / 1°0'10"E

OS Eastings: 604652

OS Northings: 275737

OS Grid: TM046757

Mapcode National: GBR SGW.2CZ

Mapcode Global: VHKCX.BDJV

Entry Name: Bell Hill House

Listing Date: 16 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064779

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439912

Location: Rickinghall Inferior, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP22

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Rickinghall Inferior

Built-Up Area: Rickinghall

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Redgrave cum Botesdale with the Rickinghalls

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

RICKINGHALL INFERIOR THE STREET (NORTH WEST
TM 0475
SIDE)
6/125 Bell Hill House
-
GV II

House with shop, latterly 2 dwellings. Mid C16, extended early C17. late C17
and c.1900 altered C20. Timber frame, plastered with some red brick to rear.
Steeply pitched plaintiled roofs with some pantiles to rear. Originally a
small 2 bay storeyed house with solar over hall, no traces survive of presumed
external smoke hood and service lean-to; extended to left with a large stack
and a 2 bay parlour, 2 later service bays added to right, further additions to
rear. 2 storeys with an attic in added parlour. C16 core is gable fronted to
right of centre with a ground floor C20 4-light casement and a first floor 2-
light casement, added stack bay to left has. a taller ridge at right angles
with large tapering chimney breast rising in front of ridge, broached and roll
moulded to 4 conjoined hexagonal shafts. Gable fronted parlour further left:
ground floor entrance to left with a raised 6 panelled door, C19 doorcase with
a bracketed hood, C20 4-light bow window, slightly oversailing first floor, 2-
light casements, pentice board, C19 brackets to exposed plates, gabled dormer
on outer return. Left end lean-to outshut is a surviving fragment of an
originaly separate C16 building. Attached to right of C16 core is 2 bay late
C17 service addition with shop: ground floor early C19 bowed shop front with a
central two-thirds glazed door, flanking 12-light windows, panelled jambs and
a fascia board, first floor 2-light glazing bar casements, attached to rear a
1 storey C17 service outbuilding. To rear C16 core has a gableted half hipped
roof, 2 casements in attic. Attached to rear of parlour is a c.1900 red brick
bay with an extruded stack on outer return, pantiled roof, gable to rear with
an oculus in attic. Behind C16 core and stack bay are lean-to additions with
an extruded stack. Interior: hall has mortices for arched braces to a stop
chamfered cross axial binding beam, stop chamfered joists including a trimmer
for original stairs to rear, close studding with a large tension brace to
rear, rebated corner posts. Solar has semi-octagonal shafts on open truss
posts, 4-centred arched braces springing just below plate level to a raised
tie beam tenoned into principals, a short square crown post with arched braces
to collar purlin which has a splayed scarf joint with under squinted
abutments, to front a crown post, to rear a tie beam at plate level with queen
posts, arched braces to plates/purlins opposite ends of which rest on open
truss raised tie beam, from rear truss collar an angled strut in half hip with
an arched brace to collar purlin; also in solar a small C17 cupboard. C17
chamfered 4-centred arched fireplaces, parlour ovolo moulded cross axial
binding beam, stairs behind stack; parlour chamber close studding, 2-light
ovolo mullioned window openings originally flanked a larger window, arched
braces to tie beams, a bar stop chamfered axial binding beam; original attic
with a butt purlin roof, collars to principals, 2 set diagonally to allow
access. Service addition through tension bracing, a jewel stop chamfered
cross axial binding beam. C16 lean-to to left has reverse curved arched
bracing.


Listing NGR: TM0465275737

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