Building record BNL 046 - Benhall Lodge; Old Lodge

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Site of 17th century house, now incorporated into the current farmhouse Old Benhall Lodge during the 18th and 19th centuries.


Grid reference Centred TM 3684 6199 (30m by 14m)
Map sheet TM36SE


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Benhall Lodge known as `Benhall Old Lodge' by 1837 (S1) when a new lodge and park were built to the south in the 19th century (BNL 017). Benhall Old Lodge was said to have been built in 1638 by Sir Edward Duke (S2).

Grade II listed building incorporating part of the original Old Benhall Lodge. Probably originally part of the service buildings of the old Benhall Lodge, adapted and enlarged to become a farmhouse when the present Benhall Lodge was built on a new site in 1810, C18 with early C19 wing to east. Main range: red brick, plaintile roof. 2 storeys. South facade with 4 window range, various casements, flat arches; 2 blocked doorways; brick band at first floor level, plaster cove cornice. At the west end was a brewery/laundry (now derelict) with timber lattice work and internal hinged shutters to window openings. East wing: white brick, slated roof. 2 storeys. 2 window range, sashes with glazing bars in cased frames, flat brick arches; brick pilasters, brick band at first floor and eaves levels, plaster cove cornice, pedimented gables. Modern glazed door to south, 6 panel door with rectangular fanlight to north (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey, 1st edition 1" map.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Goult, W.. 1990. A Survey of Suffolk Parish History: E Suffolk A-H.
  • <S3> Digital archive: English Heritage. Listed Buildings Online. National Ref: 1030903.

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May 15 2018 4:56PM

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