Stanstead

 

Pictures of buildings mentioned in the “Suffolk” volume of “The Buildings of England” series by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.


If you were looking for an airport here, take the second “a” out of the name and head about 30 km South West into Essex.


Stanstead gets a very brief entry in the second edition (p436) with, unusually, only two lines for the Church.  There is one entry for Oaklands (not included here) and a bracketed entry (meaning Pevsner did not see or visit it) for Stanstead Hall which said “a little S of the church.  Built c1620, brick, with shaped gables and still with square hoodmoulds over the windows.  Large hexagonal chimney with moulded caps.”


Here is Stanstead Hall today (2015):



James Bettley in the third edition describes it as “a convincingly Neo-Jacobean house of the 1830s, built next to the site of an earlier hall.  Red brick, with shaped gables, and a two storey gabled porch.  ...”


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