Belstead Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameBelstead Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountrySuffolk
Modern AuthoritySuffolk
1974 AuthoritySuffolk
Civil ParishBelstead

The main range of Belstead Hall incorporates a late C13 gateway. It was two and a half storeyed with a through passage, and built of flint rubble with tile and bricks. (Emery)

Tower or gateway, square on plan with arched passageway through. Mortared flint rubble with tile and brick, stone dressings. Presumed late C13 from the size of the bricks c.205 x 104 x 45mm (cf. Little Wenham Hall, Suffolk , although the drip mould to the upper stage suggests a later date. Round arched doorway cut through at first floor level has later brick jambs. Main range timber framed, with exposed jowelled posts. Former first floor chamber, now subdivided has ogee moulded plastered cornices, and spinal beam, with two roll mouldings with beading, to the soffit. Plastered ceiling with scattered Tudor roses, fleur de lys c1600, Ipswich manner. First floor stone chimney piece apparently set into the medieval tower. Lozenge and rosette panels, vine leaves, the central panel a later insertion, moulded jambs. Deep moulded cornices and beams to first floor chambers, c1600. (Listed Building Report)

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

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  • Emery, Anthony, 2000, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 2 East Anglia, Central England and Wales (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 122