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Euston Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Euston, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3727 / 52°22'21"N

Longitude: 0.7872 / 0°47'14"E

OS Eastings: 589834

OS Northings: 278620

OS Grid: TL898786

Mapcode National: GBR RDW.7VG

Mapcode Global: VHKCL.LMJF

Entry Name: Euston Hall

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376940

English Heritage Legacy ID: 284149

Location: Euston, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP24

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Euston

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Euston St Genevieve

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


4/28 Euston Hall

Mansion. Built for Lord Arlington in the 1660's around the core
of an earlier house: remodelled by Matthew Brettingham in the mid
C18: rebuilt in similar style following a serious fire in 1902,
and halved in size in 1951, when the south and west wings were
demolished. Built of red brick, with balustraded stone parapets
and dressings. 2 storeys and attics, with 3-storey corner
turrets capped by low pyramidal roofs. The north (now principal)
front by Brettingham is very restrained in style: 9 bays, small-
paned sash windows in flush frames, the 3 central windows more
widely spaced. Single-storey porch with flat roof concealed by
cornice and parapet, and semi-circular arched doorway with
rusticated surround. The north range contains a late C17 dog-
leg stair, with bulbous balusters, wide moulded handrail and
hanging finials, a survival from the Arlington House. John
Evelyn, the diarist, spent near a fortnight at Euston Hall in
October 1671, and described it as 'a very noble pile, consisting
of 4 pavilions after the French, (i.e. the angle turrets) beside
a body of a large house... formed of additions to an old
house...with a vase expense made...very magnificent and
commodious'. At that time,. the angle turrets were domed, and
the principal entry in the west range had 'a tall porch with
giant angle pilasters' (Pevsner): the house formed 3 sides of a
courtyard. As remodelled by Brettingham, the turrets were given
pryamidal roofs, resembling those at Holkham Hall, and the centre
of the west front has a 3-bay pediment.. The house at this stage
is illustrated in 'Excursions through Suffolk', 1819, and
described as'large and commodious of a modern date, built of red
brick, and without any gaudy decoration within or without.' Lord
Arlington was a member of Charles II's Cabal, and Lord
Chamberlain. His only daughter and heiress married Henry
Fitzroy, a son of Charles II, who was created Duke of Grafton in
1675. The house has continued to be the seat of the Dukes of

Listing NGR: TL8983478620

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