Farmstead record FSF 063 - Farmstead: Chippenhall Hal

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Summary

Chippenham Hall, Fressingfield. 19th century farmstead and 16th century manor farmhouse with converted buildings. Regular courtyard multi-yard plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. The farmstead is extant. Located within an isolated position.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2807 7596 (165m by 91m)
Map sheet TM27NE
Civil Parish FRESSINGFIELD, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

The barn is of mid-19th C and is a timber-framed, weatherboarded and pantiles structure of 3 bays, adjoining a small cattle yard to the east and a pair of double doors to the west. A lean-to porch with low but wide doorway projects into the yard. The carpentry is typical of the period, with a tall brick plinth, bolted knee braces and many re-used timbers from a previous barn. The structure formed part of an extensive 'model' farm of the 19th C, however the historic interest of the sight has deminished, as much of it has been converted or partly demolished (S1).

Chippenham Hall, Fressingfield. 19th century farmstead and 16th century manor farmhouse with converted buildings. Regular courtyard multi-yard plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. The farmstead is extant. Located within an isolated position (S2-6).

Recorded as part of the Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project. This is a purely desk-based study and no site visits were undertaken. These records are not intended to be a definitive assessment of these buildings. Dating reflects their presence at a point in time on historic maps and there is potential for earlier origins to buildings and farmsteads. This project highlights a potential need for a more in depth field study of farmstead to gather more specific age data.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2009. Archaeological Record: The Barn, Chippenhall Hall, Fressingfield, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
  • <S7> Map: 1841. Fressingfield Tithe Map.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 5 2020 11:36AM

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