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Brockley Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Brockley, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1678 / 52°10'3"N

Longitude: 0.6694 / 0°40'9"E

OS Eastings: 582653

OS Northings: 255526

OS Grid: TL826555

Mapcode National: GBR QFX.21G

Mapcode Global: VHJH1.KS71

Plus Code: 9F425M99+4P

Entry Name: Brockley Hall

Listing Date: 27 January 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1229174

English Heritage Legacy ID: 403982

Location: Brockley, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP29

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Brockley

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Brockley St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Description

TL 85 NW BROCKLEY HAWK'S LANE

4/42 Brockley Hall

I


Farmhouse, formerly manor house; a late C13 or early C14 aisled hall house,
with alterations of C16 and later; possibly for Alexander de Walsham, who held
the manor of Brockley from 1303 to c.1338. Hall range with 2 cross-wings; 2
storeys. Timber-framed and rendered. Glazed pantiled roof at front,
plaintiled at rear; axial and external chimneys of red brick; the C16 parlour
chimney to left has crow-stepping. Mainly C19 casements. Entrance door with 6
fielded panels; oblong fanlight. The main range consists of an aisled hall
10.5 metres long and 8 metres wide, in 2 equal bays. The contemporary narrow
crosswing to left was probably the parlour, with solar above. The cross-wing
to right is of c.1700, but on the site of the original service cell, some of
whose members it reuses. The open truss of the hall consists of a pair of
octagonal arcade posts with moulded capitals, straight braces up to the
cambered tie-beam and to the arcade-plate, doubled passing-braces which begin
at the aisle walls, clasp the post and tie-beam and cross before joining the
rafters of the opposite slope. The closed truss at the parlour end of the hall
is similar, but the bracing members are plank-like in section and there is
additional bracing at low-level. The truss at the service end has almost gone,
but had passing-braces. There are 4 additional tie-beams in the hall roof.
The main coupled-rafter roofs of hall and parlour wing are almost unaltered.
The open truss of the cross-wing has a double-chamfered tie-beam, once knee-
braced, with vestigial passing-braces sitting upon the tie beam. The quality
of the original carpentry is unusually high. A chimney and first floor were
inserted in the hall C16, in two stages. The parlour end refurbished c.1800.
A complete, perhaps contemporary, rectangular enclosing moat. Included as
grade I, because a rare and relatively complete example of an aisled manor
house which retains at the rear some of its original aisle walling.


Listing NGR: TL8265355526

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