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IoE Number: 285724
Location: COCKFIELD HALL, THE STREET
  YOXFORD, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr John Pridham
Date Photographed: 04 June 2002
Date listed: 25 October 1951
Date of last amendment: 27 July 1984
Grade I

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TM 36 NEYOXFORD10/130Cockfield Hall25.10.51(Previously listed underThe Street)

TM 36 NE YOXFORD 10/130 Cockfield Hall 25.10.51 (Previously listed under The Street) GV I Former manor house. North wing mid C16, for Sir Arthur Hopton; remainder of house rebuilt early C17 (probably 1613) for Sir Robert Brooke; main range altered late C18 and early-mid C19 (including addition of third floor and an extra bay to the facade); south side altered and rebuilt mid C20 following bomb damage. Red brick, plaintiles. Main range: 3 storeys; symmetrical facade with 7 window range, 3:1:3, the bays separated by coupled brick pilasters; giant brick pilasters with moulded brick and stone pinnacles to quoins and centre bay, brick bands at second floor and eaves levels, wavy parapet with tall shaped gable to centre bay with coat of arms within; ground and first floors with inset 8-pane sash windows, segmental arches, stuccoed hood moulds over ground floor windows; 2-light casement windows to third floor. Single storey entrance porch: panelled pilasters with elaborate moulded brick and stucco pinnacles; segmental arch over former doorway, now replaced by sash window. Right hand return front with original mullion and transom windows. North wing substantially in its original state: 2 storeys and attic; 3 bays to south with pilasters between, moulded brick bands at first and second floor levels and a moulded brick band above each attic window; C18 casement windows with square leaded panes, central doorway with 6-panel fielded door in original frame, rectangular fanlight; all the openings have raised rusticated surrounds; 3 crowstepped gables with square enriched moulded brick pinnacles between and on each apex. Gable end to north with similar detailing and original windows with diamond leaded glass. West front with 2 overhanging attic gables and external stack with 3 detached octagonal flues with moulded bases and linked star caps. Interior: North wing with good early C17 oak staircase with turned balusters, half balusters against wall and square newel posts with pierced finials; 2 carved stone fireplaces; a first floor room with 4 ovolo-moulded ceiling beams forming a square centre panel, none of the beams spanning the whole width of the room; painted panelling to drawing room (first floor). Main range east drawing room with very fine early C17 ornamental plaster ceiling; one first floor bedroom with parts of a C16 plasterwork frieze; great hall rebuilt 1896 by E.F. Bishopp in Jacobean style with much richly carved woodwork. Lady Catherine Grey, sister of Lady Jane Grey and great grand-daughter of Henry VII, was brought to the house in 1567 where she died the following year. Country Life 5.4.1924.

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