Monument record DAR 012 - Darsham Old Hall
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 409 698 (1091m by 1007m) (Centred on)|
|Civil Parish||DARSHAM, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (6)
- HOUSE (15th century to 16th century - 1401 AD to 1500 AD)
- MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- PARK (18th century to 19th century - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)
- DITCH (Medieval to IPS: Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
- POND (Medieval to IPS: Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
- WALL (15th century to IPS: Late Medieval Transitional - 1401 AD to 1600 AD)
Darsham Hall, built in C15, now farmhouse (S1). Great house within park shown as owned by Sir (Jn?) Rous Bt on Hodskinsons 1783 map (S2). Park defined on HER maps after (S2).
Remains of possible moat to W of Hall Farm. No further details.
Shown on Ogiliby's 1675 map as an empaled park with the mansion centrally placed surrounded by trees to south, east and west (S3).
April/May 2003: Monitoring of a new extension (the North Wing) indicates that the new build was within the footprint of an earlier structure, confirming historical accounts of the plan of the house. Unstratified finds of C15/C16 date were recovered from the excavated spoil. Service trenches revealed an extension to a large pond to the north of the house and a possible wet ditch that ran along the western side of the main building. A brick vaulted drain reported by contractors ran from the house and discharged into this ditch (S4).
- <M1> SSF50072 Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S4).
- <S1> SSF6999 (No record type): Goult W, A Survey of Suffolk Parish History: E Suffolk A-H, 1990.
- <S2> SSF7563 Cartographic materials: Hodskinson, J.. 1783. The County of Suffolk surveyed.
- <S3> SSF50054 Map: Ogilby John, Britannia, 1675.
- <S4> SSF50119 Unpublished document: Atfield, R.. 2008. Monitoring Report Generic. SCCAS, Meredith J, No 2003/178, February 2004.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Apr 27 2011 12:27PM