History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Bell Hill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Rickinghall, Suffolk

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

TM 0475
6/125 Bell Hill House

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

Listing NGR: TM0465275737

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

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.