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Hempnalls Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Cotton, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2668 / 52°16'0"N

Longitude: 1.0478 / 1°2'52"E

OS Eastings: 608064

OS Northings: 267554

OS Grid: TM080675

Mapcode National: GBR TK1.V0G

Mapcode Global: VHL9S.39S4

Plus Code: 9F43728X+P4

Entry Name: Hempnalls Hall

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180451

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281611

Location: Cotton, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Cotton

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Cotton

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Hempnalls Hall

Manor house. Late C16; small C18 rear wing, replacing an earlier range to the
west which ante-dated the existing main range. Restored 1980's. Timber
framed, mainly plastered, the front with panelled plasterwork of 1980's. Fine
C16 crowstepped red brick gable end to right. Plaintiled roof. 2 storeys and
attic; 1½-storey rear wing. 3 windows, 4-light casements with mid C20 square-
leaded glass. Between the upper windows, 2 original windows with ovolo-
moulded mullions. Central late C18 doorway: reeded architrave with corner
squares (once adorned with masks), broken entablature and open dentilled
pediment enclosing semi-circular fanlight with glazing bars. Old door with 6
fielded panels. 3 gabled dormers. C16 gable end has paired windows at 3
levels, those to the upper floors blocked. Integral stack with 2 detached
octagonal shafts on moulded bases. A further stack to rear has oblong base
and 3 square shafts set diamondwise. Left gable end is of later date, the
house probably once extending further: ground floor has brickwork of c.1700
and an original ovolo doorframe, re-positioned from elsewhere. Interior. 2
fine stone fireplaces have moulded 4-centred arches and shield-carved
spandrels; fireplace in parlour has one shield inscribed 'EC' (for Elizabeth
Clare) and dated 1636. A stuccoed attic fireplace. An elaborately-carved
Flemish fireplace in an upper room was inserted in 1980's. One ovolo service
doorway, a blocked front cross-entry doorway and an upper doorway to the
earlier wing (now lost). Much original or early C17 internal panelling was
removed in early C20; a little remains. One bay of hall ceiling removed to
accommodate a 1980's well stair. Roof has 2 rows of butt purlins.
Surrounding medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM0806467554

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