Building record SKT 094 - Abbot's Hall

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18th century Queen Anne country house


Grid reference Centred TM 0476 5843 (38m by 23m)
Map sheet TM05NW


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Abbot’s Hall is a fine Queen Anne country house, probably of 1709, which retains much of its external integrity despite extensive internal alterations. The building was substantially extended in at least two phases during the late-19th and early-20th centuries, and is of historic interest as much for its Edwardian redevelopment as its 18th century origins. Architectural features of note include a particularly good staircase with barley-twist balusters, ceiling cornices and a panelled closet, while the Edwardian service stair and fireplaces are also of interest. Two original rooms on the upper storey are currently sub-divided by secondary partitions, and the Edwardian refurbishment appears to have involved the partial separation of the new extension from the main house. The brick cellar is contemporary with the building, and the widely held belief that it survives from an earlier house on the site is erroneous (S1).

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  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2005. Historic Building Evalaution: Abbot's Hall, Stowmarket.

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Mar 21 2019 10:47AM

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