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Monkey Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Freston, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0155 / 52°0'55"N

Longitude: 1.1683 / 1°10'5"E

OS Eastings: 617505

OS Northings: 239970

OS Grid: TM175399

Mapcode National: GBR VPM.N5L

Mapcode Global: VHLC0.6LHS

Plus Code: 9F432589+68

Entry Name: Monkey Lodge

Listing Date: 29 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1351631

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277285

Location: Freston, Babergh, Suffolk, IP9

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Freston

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Freston St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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(East side)
4/6 Monkey Lodge
Lodge. 1861 on date plaque. C20 alterations to rear. For John Berners. White
brick with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. 3 intersecting rectangles with C20 porch
to angle at rear. 1½ storeys. Moulded plinth. Front range has rusticated angle
pilasters with paired ashlar capitals and frieze with swag ornament to returns.
Dentilled cornice, pedimented gable end. Sashes with glazing bars in ashlar
architraves with cyma recta cornices and brick aprons. Gable end has ashlar plaque
between ground floor and attic windows bearing coat of arms and motto DEL FUEGO EL
AROLA. Segmental arch to attic sash. Subsidiary ranges have rusticated angles and
square recesses, sunk panels above sash windows in ashlar architraves. Moulded
cornices. Stack to rear has curvilinear gable with plaque inscribed 18 1B 61.
Further stack to rear left is panelled and corniced with flanking scrolled brackets.
Attached to front left is short wall with rusticated corniced pier with ball finial.
Formed lodge to Woolverstone Hall (qv). The motto and name of the lodge are said
to relate to an incident where a pet monkey saved a child of the Berners family from
a fire.

Listing NGR: TM1750539970

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