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Fressingfield Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fressingfield, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3501 / 52°21'0"N

Longitude: 1.3266 / 1°19'35"E

OS Eastings: 626657

OS Northings: 277657

OS Grid: TM266776

Mapcode National: GBR WM3.L6X

Mapcode Global: VHL9J.Y657

Entry Name: Fressingfield Hall

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352192

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279950

Location: Fressingfield, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP21

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Fressingfield

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Fressingfield St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 27 NE
10/1 Fressingfield Hall
- (formerly listed as The
29.7.55 Hall)
-- II*

Manor farmhouse. Early C17. Timber framed and plastered. Black pantiled
roof to south of main range and to cross-wings; plaintiles to north. 2
storeys and attic. A main range with flanking cross-wings, projecting only to
the north; there is a north stair wing attached to the east (parlour) cross-
wing and a north porch. Many good C18 3-light mullion and transom casement
windows with square-leaded glass. The side wall of the east wing has 2
original mullion and transom first floor windows. Original 2-storey porch
with blocked side windows; inside the porch the original moulded door frame
and fine plank door with a panelled and studded outer face. The porch, stair
wing and east cross-wing have spherical drop-finials at the foot of the
gables. The main range has 2 original square axial stacks with semi-circular
headed panels to each face and corbelled caps. The parlour has very fine
complete bolection-moulded panelling of c.1700; the panels have painted
graining to-resemble walnut. The fireplace overmantel has 3 panels painted in
oils, the centre one showing a contemporary view of part of the house together
with Fressingfield church (removed for restoration at time of survey).
Original staircase with turned balusters. The stair wing and 3 of the
bedrooms have moulded plasterwork to the borders of the ceiling; the doorways
into the 2 bedrooms in the east wing have similar moulded surrounds. There is
a ground floor stuccoedfireplace with 3-centred arch and 2 similar first
floor fireplaces, all lined to imitate ashlar. Several C17 panelled doors.
This house is a particularly fine example of its type and date. Remains of
medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM2665777657

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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