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Deanery Tower, Hadleigh

In the civil parish of Hadleigh.
In the historic county of Suffolk.
Modern Authority of Suffolk.
1974 county of Suffolk.
Medieval County of Suffolk.

OS Map Grid Reference: TM02544244
Latitude 52.04345° Longitude 0.95205°

Deanery Tower, Hadleigh has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are major building remains.

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law*.

Description

Built 1495 by Archdeacon Pykeham a former rector. Very fine example of late C15 brickwork. It was originally the gatehouse to the Archdeacon's house (demolished early C19). It is of red brick with black diapering, 43 ft high, 31 ft wide, flanked at the 4 corners by panelled and embattled turrets. The turrets on the east side are hexagonal and rise from the ground level, the turrets on the west side spring from a little way below the corbel table. The carved and moulded brick chimneys in early C16 style were added in 1830. All the external brick panelling is decorated with trefoil- cusped heads. Over the entrance gateway are 2 storeys, the 1st with an oriel window on west side of 2 lights and surmounted by a brick cornice with trefoil-cusped work. The room has been used as a library and was panelled in 1730 by Dean Wilkins. There is a curious painting on plaster above the fireplace of the Church with the river and hills beyond, executed by a local artist Benjamin Coleman 1629. There are also 2 paintings said to be by Canaletto who was a guest of Dean Tanner between 1749 and 1751. A small vaulted oratory with secret chamber is in the south east turret. (Listed Building Report)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1371 March 1 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).

Comments

The fine brick gatehouse clearly has a relationship with Layer Marney.
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