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IoE Number: 278546
Location: BRETTESTON HALL, UPPER STREET (east side)
  STANSTEAD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr John Harris LRPS
Date Photographed: 16 April 2002
Date listed: 09 February 1978
Date of last amendment: 03 May 1990
Grade II

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Upper Street5377(East side)StansteadTL 84 SW 5/803Bretteston HouseII

Upper Street 1. 5377 (East side) Stanstead TL 84 SW 5/803 Bretteston House II 2. The description shall be amended to read:- Rectory, now house. Early C18 front and rear extension to early C17 house; extended and altered c.1890. Early C18 Flemish bond brick over timber frame; Flemish bond brick extensions to rear; old plain tile roof, hipped to front and gabled to rear; brick ridge and end stacks. Plan: C17 house extended to rear in early C18 to make L-plan with rear left wing; rear right wing of c.1890. 2 storeys and attic; symmetrical 7-window range. Late C19 rendered porch to front of 6-panelled door in moulded wood architrave and surrounded by reset early C17 panelling. Bay window to right has gauged brick segmental arches over late C19 two-light casements set in moulded wood architraves; similar fenestration to other segmental-arched windows; deep eaves; hipped roof dormers. Early C18 two-storey rear left wing: gauged brick segmental arches over two C19 first floor sashes of sixteen panes and 20 panes; bay to rear remodelled in mid C20. Late C19 two-storey rear right wing has horned sashes with glazing bars and bay window. Interior: large room to left has reset quartered chamfered beams, some ovolo-moulded, and panelling dated 1617 with decoratively-carved frieze and fine marquetry panels to overmantle; panelled room to right has cased beam and strapwork carving to late C19 eared fireplace architrave; rear right room has reset similar early C17 panelling, a very fine reset fireplace of c.1600 with flanking terms and strapwork carving, and reset moulded early C16 beams with foliate stops; reset C17 panelling and some mid C18 panelling to stair hall, which has reset open well staircase with heavy turned balusters (some replaced in late C19); first floor has reset chamfered beams, C18 cupboard with H hinges and C18 winder staircase to attic. The fine C17 interior features and C16 beams appear to have been reset in their present position in the late C19. ------------------------------------ In the entry for:- UPPER STREET 1. 5377 (East Side) Stanstead TL 84 SW 5/803 Bretteston House II The address shall be mended to read:- UPPER STREET (East Side) Stanstead Bretteston Fall ------------------------------------ UPPER STREET 1. 5377 (East Side) Bretteston Hall TL 84 SW 5/803 II 2. A C18 brick front to a C16-C17 timber-framed house. The front was altered in the C20. 2 storeys and attics. 7 window range, C20 casements with segmental heads. Roof tiled, hipped, with 3 hipped dormers on the front. The interior has fine C16 and C17 panelling in many rooms and 1 room has C18 panelling and fireplace.

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