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Hemingstone Hall and Attached Garden Walls on the South West Side

A Grade I Listed Building in Hemingstone, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1404 / 52°8'25"N

Longitude: 1.1249 / 1°7'29"E

OS Eastings: 613928

OS Northings: 253723

OS Grid: TM139537

Mapcode National: GBR TLP.WR7

Mapcode Global: VHLBD.GG1K

Plus Code: 9F4344RF+4W

Entry Name: Hemingstone Hall and Attached Garden Walls on the South West Side

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182536

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279730

Location: Hemingstone, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP6

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Hemingstone

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Hemingstone St Gregory

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 15 SW
6/111 Hemingstone Hall and
9.12.55 attached garden walls on
the south-west side

- I

Former manor house. Early C17, perhaps 1625, for William Style (d.1655). Red
brick, largely encasing near-contemporary timber-framing; this suggests a
timber-framed and plastered house, remodelled and enlarged in brick soon
afterwards. Alterations principally of 1741, also in red brick. Bands-of
moulded brick at 1st floor and at eaves cornice. Dutch gables to two set-
forward cross-wings,with moulded brick copings; parapetted parlour-wing-side
walls. Plaintiled roofs; two small dormers of c.1800. External C17 chimneys
of red brick, the bases are moulded and the shafts plain and oblong. 2
storeys and attics. Plain chamfered window openings to hall range; original,
but with C19 wooden small-pane casements. A pair of 2 storey splayed bays
with shallow hipped roofs, C19 but probably a reconstruction. Good original
2-storey brick entrance porch with Dutch gable, with stucco doorway: a
segmental-headed opening in a sunk frame, with a pair of stilted Tuscan
pilasters, entablature and obelisk finials above; original moulded window at
1st storey, with C19 wooden casement; the inner doorway has a moulded oak
frame and original panelled door. In the hall is a moulded arched fireplace,
and extensive but altered wainscotting incorporating friezes and pilasters. A
ground floor room has a 10-light wooden ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed
window. A chamber has a good original fireplace with carved overmantel,
wainscotting and blocked ovolo-mullioned wooden window. A well staircase in
the parlour wing has enriched square newels and turned balusters. Several
other rooms have complete C17 and C18 panelling and other joinery. Some early
wall painting is believed to be concealed beneath panelling. A block was
added in double-pile fashion to rear of hall range in 1741: red brick with a
band at 1st floor and parapet, small-pane sashes with cambered heads (thick
glazing bars at ground storey only). To right of the main range is a further
cross-wing, probably of c.1741: red brick with small-pane sashes (thick
glazing bars at ground storey), timber-framed and plastered at the rear. A
garden to the south-west is fully enclosed by a brick wall attached to the
house: oblong, 50m x 35m x 3m high, of red brick in English garden wall bond,
probably C18 but incorporating some earlier work.N.M.R.

Listing NGR: TM1392853723

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