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Bleak Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Somersham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0902 / 52°5'24"N

Longitude: 1.0304 / 1°1'49"E

OS Eastings: 607696

OS Northings: 247875

OS Grid: TM076478

Mapcode National: GBR TM4.WWX

Mapcode Global: VHKF2.TQ2H

Plus Code: 9F4332RJ+34

Entry Name: Bleak Hall

Listing Date: 24 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251669

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434312

Location: Somersham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP8

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Somersham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Somersham

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 04 NE
6/153 Bleak Hall
- II
House, built in 3 stages: C16, c.1600 and C18. 2 storeys. Timber-framed and
plastered. Plaintiled roofs. Axial C17 chimney of red brick has a central
pilaster strip at front and back faces. At the front are mainly late C20
casements and at the rear mainly C19 small-pane casements. Lean-to C20 front
entrance porch with arch-headed framed and boarded door. To left of entrance
is a C16 cell of 2 bays with blocked diamond mullioned windows; the walls were
raised and a new roof built in C17. To right is a 2-cell extension of c.1600,
containing hall and service. Both phases have plain heavy exposed framing.
The central chimney has a large lintel led open fireplace in the hall and 2
plastered arched original fireplaces to the parlour and chamber. Known as
Cold Hall until C20.

Listing NGR: TM0769647875

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