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High Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Nettlestead, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1112 / 52°6'40"N

Longitude: 1.0451 / 1°2'42"E

OS Eastings: 608606

OS Northings: 250248

OS Grid: TM086502

Mapcode National: GBR TLZ.M17

Mapcode Global: VHLBK.26BD

Plus Code: 9F43426W+F2

Entry Name: High Hall

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250944

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433496

Location: Nettlestead, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP8

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Nettlestead

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Nettlestead

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 05 SE
2/125 High Hall
- II*
House, probably c.1620-30 for William Foorth. Fragmentary C16 core; and
alterations of c.1930 by H. Munroe Cautley, A.R.I.B.A. The main block is
unusual for C17 in being of double-pile form and 3 storeys with attics. Red
brick in English bond. 2-span plaintiled roof, some ends being hipped with
gablets. C17 chimneys of red brick with triple octagonal shafts, much
restored C20. A number of original windows have ovolo-moulded mullions and
transomes of brick, most also have moulded pediments; fragments of the
original plasterwork remain, this being used at all the openings in imitation
of dressed limestone. Fine original entrance porch of brick, now 2 storeys
high; the 3rd storey has been removed. Tuscan pilasters in plaster frame the
round-headed doorway, which was probably open until insertion of C20 boarded
and battened aoor. The inner doorway has an original door, framed with sunk
panels, with good ironmongery. The main parlour has complete C17 wainscotting,
and an open fireplace of plaster simulating sconework, with carved oak
pilasters and arcaaing above. Moulded plasterwork to ceiling beams and
cornice. The "new" hall and several other rooms have good open fireplaces; 2
chambers have moulded plasterwork. The additional block behind is primarily a
staircase tower, with a second parlour. The staircase has 7 flights, with
channelled newels (formerly with ball finials) and widely-spaced turned
balusters. The C16 timber-framed and plastered range, to which the main
building was attached, is underbuilt in C17 brick; further major alterations
to this range, in false half-timbering, c.1930. For further details, East
Anglian Miscellany, 1922, No.6257. Suffolk Houses: Sandon: 1977.

Listing NGR: TM0860650248

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