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© Mr Hubert Smith

IoE Number: 278442
Location: ALSTON COURT, HIGH STREET (east side)
  NAYLAND WITH WISSINGTON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Hubert Smith
Date Photographed: 23 January 2004
Date listed: 10 January 1953
Date of last amendment: 10 January 1953
Grade I

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HIGH STREET5377(East Side)Nayland with WissingtonAlston CourtTL 9734 27/69510.1.53.

HIGH STREET 1. 5377 (East Side) Nayland with Wissington Alston Court TL 9734 27/695 10.1.53. I GV 2. A fine building rich in detail of various periods. Probably originally the house of a wealthy wool merchant of the late C15 but considerably altered at later dates. Restored in 1912 and some of the earlier mullioned and transomed windows uncovered. It is planned around a central courtyard. The north front has cross wings at the east and west ends. The east wing has exposed timber-framing and a jettied upper storey on exposed joists, the ground storey has a 7-light bay window with heavily moulded oak mullions and richly carved transome and sill. The centre block was built out with 1 storey in the late C17 - early C18 and there is a large 9-light mullioned window with 2 transomes and heraldic glass in the upper part. The doorway has a late C17-early C18 semi-circular hood on curved brackets. The west cross wing has a Venetian window on the upper storey and a double-hung sash window with glazing bars on the ground storey. The centre block and west wing are faced in plaster. The east front has exposed timber-framing with brick nogging. The courtyard has an 8-light window. The hall interior has a tie-beam with arched braces and a king post. The panelled dining room has richly carved and moulded beams and there are some traces of C15 colour decoration. A solar above the dining room has a boarded roof with curved arched braces on corbels carved as human figures. Roofs tiled.

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