Monument record SXG 008 - Great Saxham Hall and Park

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Summary

(New) House begun after fire 1779, possibly to designs by the owner, Hutchinson Mure, not completed until 1798, NW of & replacing earlier hall (see C17 hearth tax) within park - see (S2)(S3).

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7889 6261 (1915m by 2613m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL76SE
Civil Parish THE SAXHAMS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

(New) House begun after fire 1779, possibly to designs by the owner, Hutchinson Mure, not completed until 1798, NW of & replacing earlier hall (see C17 hearth tax) within park - see (S2)(S3). Front probably altered later. Early Victorian window pediments. See (S1) for further details. Temple - Moorish Gothic - same? as shown on (S3) at TL 790 620 A; polygonal Tea House; polygonal Lodge; grounds said to have been embellished by Capability Brown (S1). Area includes ornamental lake to E of house & serpentine lake to N of house (S4).
Park approximately defined after (S3), includes ancient woodlands SXG 10 & 11, ring ditch SXG 007. Boundaries need checking in Record Office.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. Pevsner N and Radcliffe E, Suffolk 1981, 238.
  • <R1> Unpublished document: Williamson,T. & Taigel, A.. 1992-1994. A Survey of Historic Parks and Gardens in Suffolk.
  • <S2> Cartographic materials: Bowen E. 1755. Accurate Map of the County of Suffolk.
  • <S3> Cartographic materials: Hodskinson, J.. 1783. The County of Suffolk surveyed.
  • <S4> Map: 1839/40. Great Saxham Tithe Map and Apportionment. Great Saxham Tithe Map, 1840, SRO (Bury).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 29 2018 9:50AM

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