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Mockbeggars Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Claydon, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0953 / 52°5'42"N

Longitude: 1.1098 / 1°6'35"E

OS Eastings: 613113

OS Northings: 248664

OS Grid: TM131486

Mapcode National: GBR TM7.RD6

Mapcode Global: VHLBL.6L2M

Plus Code: 9F4334W5+4W

Entry Name: Mockbeggars Hall

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Last Amended: 24 January 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263022

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433464

Location: Claydon, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP6

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Claydon

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Claydon and Barham St Mary and St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 14 NW
7/109 Mockbeggars Hall
(Formerly listed as Old
9.12.55 Hall)
- II*
House, 1621 on gables. 3-window hall range with pair of slightly set-forward
cross-wings. 2 storeys and attics. Red brick; originally there was extensive
quoining and other plaster ornament to simulate limestone dressings, but this
is much decayed. At 1st floor level is a complex moulded band of brick, and
another of simpler form at the attic floor. Each cross-wing has a Dutch gable
with ball finials of limestone at both base and apex. The left-hand gable has
I over 16, and the right A over 21, in wrought iron - the initials are perhaps
for John Aylmer, the owner at about this date. Plaintiled roofs; on either
side wall and at the rear are massive chimneys of red brick, on each are 3
octagonal flues truncated just above the base. A central axial chimney of
similar form is a C19 intrusion. Mullioned and transomed windows of 10 lights
(8 lights at attic storey) were originally of plastered brick, but four were
renewed C19/C20 in limestone. Those at the upper floor have moulded
pediments. Iron casements with leaded lights throughout. Beside the entrance
is a pair of canted bays, the main windows being of 6 lights. A C19 print
shows both bays terminating in gablets, containing a pair of dormer windows to
light the attics. Fine central entrance porch, also truncated above 1st
storey. The moulded round-arched outer doorway has a pair of Doric columns on
square plinths, supporting a deep cornice. Above this is a remnant of a
raised plasterwork motif. The inner doorway has an elliptical head with
raised plasterwork quoining; on each voussoir is a raised flower or leaf
motif, and on each side is a pilaster. Yellow and blue colouring may be
original. The original entrance door has moulded framing and small sunk
panels, 3 central panels being of diamond form; the framing is covered in
large nail-heads. A small room has a richly-carved C17 overmantel which must
have been moved to this position c.1900; panelling in the Jacobean manner
with some Arc Nouveau details. Several original fireplaces on all floors have
moulded arched heads, also oak doorways with moulded jambs and plank doors. A
staircase tower at the rear has a full-height large but undecorated newel

Listing NGR: TM1311348664

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