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Columbine Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stowupland, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2071 / 52°12'25"N

Longitude: 1.0246 / 1°1'28"E

OS Eastings: 606756

OS Northings: 260848

OS Grid: TM067608

Mapcode National: GBR TKS.MVF

Mapcode Global: VHKDH.QS0F

Entry Name: Columbine Hall

Listing Date: 15 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352322

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280652

Location: Stowupland, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Stowupland

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Stowupland Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 06 SE

5/169 Columbine Hall

-- II*

A major fragment of a manor house, now farmhouse. Late C14 or c.1400, with
alterations of c.1600. Flint rubble walling up to 1st floor level; quoins and
much patching of C18 and C19 red brick; from ground floor level to 1st floor
level the flintwork is painted. The timber-framed and plastered upper storey
walling is jettied on north and west sides over the moat, with exposed joist
ends and a corner post with moulded and embattled capital. The bressumer is
moulded on the north side and covered on the west. Plaintiled roofs. Two 2-
storey ranges, rising sheer from an approximately square moat at its north-
west corner: at the centre of the west elevation is a blocked former carriage
entrance (which must have been approached by bridge over the west arm of the
moat), now marked by flanking knees beneath the jetty. Mainly C19 small-pane
casements, some instead have leaded glazing. At the re-entrant angle of the
courtyard elevation is a small gabled porch-like projection added c.1600 which
would have contained an entrance doorway; adjacent to it is an early C19 gault
brick and slated lean-to extension with 6-panelled entrance door. An axial
early C17 chimney of red brick with sawtooth shaft; two internal C19 chimneys.
Interior: Massive late C14 timber-framing members; cambered tiebeams with
unchamfered broad knee-braces. Studding with ogee-curved external windbracing
(mainly concealed). Splayed scarf jointing with undersquinted butts.
Coupled-rafter roof, remodelled with clasped purlins in C17. At 1st storey is
a blocked original doorway of chamfered 2-centred arch form. The carriage
entrance is formed simply, with knee-braced beams, and may have been a
secondary point of access to the site. The main entrance is on the south side
of the moat, suggesting that a hall range may have occupied the north sector.
A well staircase of c.1600 has good turned balusters and newels with ball
finials. One chamber has an early C17 oak overmantel with arcading and a
frieze; the fire surround is of early C19. A single bay block at the east end
of the north range is lower and has a coupled-rafter roof, and may be original
or C17. It has a fragment of an early C17 plaster ceiling with a vinescroll
frieze, one of a group of angels, and formerly fleurs-de-lys; the room was
traditionally known as a chapel. A timber-framed gable now within the roof
space is nogged with narrow pink bricks of late C16 appearance; perhaps there
is extensive concealed bricknogging. A set-forward late C19 range of red and
gault brick on the courtyard side.

Listing NGR: TM0675660848

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

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