Monument record SOT 004 - Sotterley Hall; Sotterley Park (PMed)

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Summary

Aerial view of Sotterley Hall (built 1744, replacing or enlarging earlier Hall listed as have 20-29 hearths in 1674) and Park containing earthworks (S1).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 460 853 (1590m by 2034m) Centred on
Map sheet TM48NE
Civil Parish SOTTERLEY, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Aerial view of Sotterley Hall (built 1744, replacing or enlarging earlier Hall listed as have 20-29 hearths in 1674) and Park containing earthworks (S1). Park of 489 acres according to White in 1855. Details of Hall in (S2). Includes Church, SOT 005 and mounds SOT 002, 006 & 007. Pound marked beside road to SW. Probably includes emparked Med village?
Park may have been created at the same time as the building of the present Hall, c.1744. There is no mention of a park in the Sotterley account-book of 1598-1608. Park seems to have been created out of existing woodland and farmland - many of the ancient trees are in rows and stand on faint banks (S3). Park includes a number of C18 features described in (S4). Park shown on Emanuel Bowen's Map of Suffolk, 1755.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, APs CEL 10, 11, 13 (hall); 12, 14, 15, 16 (park).
  • <M1> (No record type): APs: CEL 10-16.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. Pevsner N & Radcliffe E, Suffolk, 2nd ed rev, 1988, 424-426.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: extract from (S3).
  • <S3> (No record type): Rackham O, Ancient Woodland, 1980, 199-200.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Williamson,T. & Taigel, A.. 1992-1994. A Survey of Historic Parks and Gardens in Suffolk.

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Record last edited

Jul 20 2022 10:53AM

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