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Latitude: 52.2488 / 52°14'55"N
Longitude: 0.5186 / 0°31'7"E
OS Eastings: 572032
OS Northings: 264166
OS Grid: TL720641
Mapcode National: GBR PC6.ZYL
Mapcode Global: VHJGK.YQ1Y
Entry Name: Bovills Hall
Listing Date: 26 June 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1193157
English Heritage Legacy ID: 275601
Location: Gazeley, Forest Heath, Suffolk, CB8
District: Forest Heath
Civil Parish: Gazeley
Built-Up Area: Gazeley
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Gazeley All Saints
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
TL 76 SW GAZELEY HIGHAM ROAD
6/41 Bovills Hall
Farmhouse. C15 or early C16 with major alterations of c.1600,
C18 and C19. A much altered open-hall house of 2 or 3 cells.
One-and-a-half storeys and attics. Timber-framed, mainly encased
C19 in flint rubble with red brick quoins. Flemish gable added C19.
Plaintiled roof with gabled casement dormers; C17 or C18 gable
chimney of gault and red brick with C20 diagonally-set square
flues. C20 casements with leaded lights. C19 1-storey lean-to
slated porch with C20 glazed entrance door. The 2-bay open hall
has part of the central open truss surviving; jowled storey posts
with uncambered tie-beam and part of an unchamfered arch brace.
Some close-studded walling of a closed truss and the lodged floor
joists of a storeyed end room are visible. The 1st floor was
inserted into the hall c.1600. The house extended to left and
right, and the roof rebuilt, C18. A large mid-C19 2 storey
extension to rear is not of special interest. Included despite
later alterations because of the good quality C15 core.
Listing NGR: TL7203264166
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