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Great Saxham Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in The Saxhams, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2336 / 52°14'0"N

Longitude: 0.6208 / 0°37'15"E

OS Eastings: 579070

OS Northings: 262725

OS Grid: TL790627

Mapcode National: GBR QDW.V3H

Mapcode Global: VHJGT.Q421

Entry Name: Great Saxham Hall

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1181101

English Heritage Legacy ID: 283808

Location: The Saxhams, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP29

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: The Saxhams

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Great Saxham St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


5/101 Great Saxham Hall

- II*

A large country house, finished 1798; by Joseph Patience, a pupil of Soane. 2
storeys; stucco walls, slated roofs. A central portico on 4 giant lonic
columns, the pediment surmounted by 3 urns, and in the tympanum a cartouche
with lion rampant, flanked by palm branches. A-B-C-B-A, with service wing to
left. Beneath the portico, 3 window range of 12-light sashes (with pediments on
console brackets added c.1840). Central entrance door with architrave and pair
of 3 fielded-panel doors. Recessed bay on either side 1 window wide. End bays
each have a pair of attached lonic columns and piers flanking one sash window,
which on the ground floor is tripartite with sunk semi-circular panel above
(the right bay contains an inserted fanlight). Coade stone bas-relief ornament
within left panel is one of several ; most were removed c.1840. Mid C19 parapet
balustrading lowered c.1980. The service wing probably original but remodelled
c.1840; 6-panel side entrance door c.1798, with leaded fanlight and bas-relief
panel above. Octagonal 3-storey wing to rear has upper room originally 2
storeys high, with plaster ceiling in the style of Angelica Kauffman; ovals
with paintings of the muses, linked by delicate tracery. Other internal
features in Adam style: fire places, doorcases with entablatures, staircase
with wrought iron balustrade. Dining room has Corinthian pilasters and joinery
features of mid-C18. A stone sundial 15 yards east of house, wrought iron
scrolly gate and piers at north-east corner.not of special interest

Listing NGR: TL7907062725

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

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