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Barn 100 Metres South East of Badley Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Badley, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1621 / 52°9'43"N

Longitude: 1.0117 / 1°0'42"E

OS Eastings: 606086

OS Northings: 255809

OS Grid: TM060558

Mapcode National: GBR SK0.JKQ

Mapcode Global: VHKDP.HX6F

Entry Name: Barn 100 Metres South East of Badley Hall

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1231085

English Heritage Legacy ID: 406121

Location: Badley, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP6

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Badley

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

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Listing Text

TM 05 NE

1/5 Barn 100m south-east of
Badley Hall

9.12.55 II*

Barn, C15 or early C16. In two 4-bay sections, with a single-bay stable added
to the west end in C17. Timber-framed and weatherboarded; the eastern 4 bays
stand upon a tall and massive plinth of flint rubble with dressings mainly of
red brick. Roof partly of corrugated iron and partly of asbestos sheeting;
formerly thatched. 3 bays from each original end are narrow entrance bays
having boarded barn doors on each side (some missing). A large, very well
built and unusually complete barn. Very fine queenpost roof of the north-east
Suffolk School; arch-braced cambered tie-beams, jowled queenposts with arch-
bracing up to heavy square-set purlins and to cambered square collars. In C17
or early C18, intermediate arch-braced trusses were inserted in each main bay,
reversed assembly being used; the workmanship is high, and superficially
appears to be original. High quality close-studwork, with tension wind-bracing
at the eastern-most bay, and arch-bracing at the west; despite this difference
the two sections must be of similar dates. The flint walling has inclusions
of brick rubble and one quoin of dressed limestone; some original plaster
finished with random indentations still adheres to the flintwork, and probably
covered flint and timber-framing alike until C18/C19 when much repair was
done. The barn stands upon a scheduled site (Ancient Monument No.135),
believed to be of a Chantry endowed by Edmund Alcock (d.1491) of Badley Hall.
However, documentary evidence suggests that the Chantry was attached to nearby
St. Mary's Church.

Listing NGR: TM0608655809

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

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