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Latitude: 52.053 / 52°3'10"N
Longitude: 1.1064 / 1°6'23"E
OS Eastings: 613084
OS Northings: 243953
OS Grid: TM130439
Mapcode National: GBR TMT.BJS
Mapcode Global: VHLBS.4N9K
Entry Name: Red House
Listing Date: 22 February 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1285933
English Heritage Legacy ID: 277365
Location: Sproughton, Babergh, Suffolk, IP8
Civil Parish: Sproughton
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Sproughton All Saints
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
TM 14 SW SPROUGHTON HADLEIGH ROAD
4/37 Red House
House. Early C18 with a C16 core, extended later C18 and C19. Red brick in
Flemish bond, evidence of C16 timber frame, plaintile roofs. 2½ storeys and
cellar. Asymmetrical facade of 6 recessed sashes with glazing bars beneath
rubbed brick flat arched heads. 3 gabled dormer casements behind brick parapet
with moulded cornice. Moulded 1st floor band and plinth. Pedimented doorcase
with fret pattern frieze, and dentilled cornice, supported on scrolled brackets.
Door of 6 fielded panels, the reveals with one panel incised. Gable parapets
with moulded brick coping. Axial brick stacks, one between 2nd and 3rd bays,
one internally at right gable, one external to left gable. Slightly later 2
storey gabled wing to right, flush with main range;ground floor tripartite sash
with glazing bars. 1st floor sash with glazing bars, both beneath rubbed brick,
flat arches. Tall brick stacks. C19 rear range parallel to the main building
and separately roofed.
Interior: C18 doors of 6 sunk panels to ground floor, those to 1st floor of
2 panels and with HL hinges, including cupboard door. Closed string dog-leg
stair with octagonal newels, turned balusters moulded mahogany rail, all painted
but probably C19.
Lugged 1st floor fireplace. Ceilings have cased beams: Left hand ground floor
and 1st floor rooms having cyma moulded cornices to each quadrant. Clasped
purlin roof with arched collars and wind braces. Formerly a wall painting or
stencil 2nd half C16, in left hand room, removed to Ipswich Museum c1929.
Country Life 26 Aug 1954, 647.
Listing NGR: TM1308443953
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