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Gifford's Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Wickhambrook, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1545 / 52°9'16"N

Longitude: 0.5871 / 0°35'13"E

OS Eastings: 577083

OS Northings: 253842

OS Grid: TL770538

Mapcode National: GBR PDG.Z4K

Mapcode Global: VHJH6.437Q

Entry Name: Gifford's Hall

Listing Date: 19 December 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235864

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426732

Location: Wickhambrook, West Suffolk, Suffolk, CB8

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Wickhambrook

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Wickhambrook All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

1. WICKHAMBROOK Gifford's Hall

TL 7654 28/503 19.12.61.


The Hall takes its name from the family of Gyfforde, of which Peter Gyfforde
is known to have held the manor in circa 1272. The present house is a fine
moated manor, one of the 3 in Wickhambrook. (the others being Gaines Hall and
Clopton Hall). It is considered to have been built by Clement Higham who held
the manor from 1480 until 1521 when he died. It was built circa 1490. After
the Higham family the hall passed into the ownership of the Owers and Chinery
families until the mid C19. It is a timber-framed building with exposed framing
partly with plaster infil and partly with brick nogging. The Hall has gabled
crosswings, one of which has a jettied attic storey on exposed joists. A wing
was added circa 1901 in the style of the original and the building was extensively
and very well restored. 2 storeys and attics. The windows are mullioned casements,
some with transomes, with leaded lights. Roof tiled. The interior has 4 fine
C16 panelled rooms and one of the C17-C18 period. There is an exceptionally
fine hall with solar over both having richly moulded beam and joist ceilings.
The staircase is early C18 with turned balusters.

Listing NGR: TL7708353842

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

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