Monument record SBN 023 - Giffords Hall

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A timber framed house built mainly in the early 16th century, incorporating the remains of an earlier building. The house was built by the Mannock family, who held the manor from 1428. There were some alterations and additions in the early 18th century and late 19th century. A red brick gatehouse exists on the south side and a great hall on the north. The interior of the great hall has a fine example of a double hammerbeam roof with carved arched braces and spandrels, and a late 17th century minstrels gallery with twisted balusters. The grounds also include a deer park.


Grid reference Centred TM 0179 3743 (45m by 50m)
Map sheet TM03NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Giffords Hall. Early Tudor manor house. Probably late in first quarter of C16. Also remains of earlier house, possibly C13-C14.
Early C16 timber framed tudor manor house. Deerpark shown on Saxton's survey of 1575 (S1).

Features visible on Lidar. See associated files.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. Pevsner, B of E Suffolk, 1961, 207-208.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 30, 2, 184-187.
  • <R2> (No record type): Williamson Dr T, Survey of Historic Parks and Gardens in Suffolk.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM03NW4.

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Record last edited

Mar 8 2022 9:50AM

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