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Smallbridge Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bures St. Mary, Suffolk

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Latitude: 51.9626 / 51°57'45"N

Longitude: 0.8069 / 0°48'24"E

OS Eastings: 592939

OS Northings: 233065

OS Grid: TL929330

Mapcode National: GBR RKR.SZH

Mapcode Global: VHKFJ.XXYV

Entry Name: Smallbridge Hall

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1194489

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277871

Location: Bures St. Mary, Babergh, Suffolk, CO8

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Bures St. Mary

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Wissington

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

Bures St Mary
Smallbridge Hall
TL 93 SW 14/74 10.1.53.

One wing of a large red brick Elizabethan mansion, extensively restored
or rebuilt in 1893-94 and again in 1920. The original manor house on
the site was built before 1362 and was owned by Joan, widow of Sir Robert
de Bures when she married Sir Richard Waldegrave. In 1383 Richard II
granted a licence to crenellate the manor house. In 1555 it was demolished
by Sir William Waldegrave who built the great mansion. Queen Elizabeth
I visited the house on 2 occasions, once in 1561, for 2 days, and again
in 1579. 2 storeys and attics. 5 window range on the south front, 2
and 3-light casements with lattice leaded lights. There is a central
doorway with brick architrave and cornice. The front has a parapet and
cornice rising to 4 gabled dormers. Roof tiled with 3 chimney stacks
with 2 octaginal shafts. Gabled wings extend to the north, also with
octagonal shafted chimney stacks. The interior has 4 panelled rooms,
one on the ground storey has painted glass in the window with the arms
of Sir William Waldegrave impaling the coat of his first wife Elizabeth
Mildmay, and the date 1572. There is also a good C16 fire surround.

Listing NGR: TL9293933065

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