Farmstead record WFG 042 - Farmstead: White Hall Farm
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 9035 4289 (169m by 132m)|
|Civil Parish||GREAT WALDINGFIELD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (7)
- HOUSE (18th century to 19th century - 1700 AD to 1899 AD)
- AGRICULTURAL BUILDING (19th century to Unknown - 1870 AD)
- MODEL FARM (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- BARN (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- FARMSTEAD (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- FARMHOUSE (17th century - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)
- REGULAR COURTYARD MULTI YARD (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
timber-framed unlisted farmhouse - 18th C or earlier, with 19th C façade. The present agricultural buildings form a single phased 'model farm' c. 1870, built to the rear of the remodelled farmhouse. The red-brick and slate complex extends 55m in length x 21m width. However, it is no longer possible to identify the individual units with any certainty. The complex reflects a High Victorian layout, with a series of animal shelter sheds and yards to the south of the 'Barn'.
The 'barn' is unusually a single storied structure of just 2.4m in height, rather than a traditional threshing barn.
The complex would have been a good example, had it not been for the extensive 20th C alterations:
cement render has been used on the 'barn', much of the slate has been replaced with corrugated asbestos, many of the walls have been remodelled and historic fixtures and fittings have been removed. While historic interest has depleted, the original layout remains much the same, illustrating the distribution and nature of model farms in the area. The complex therefore retains some regional interest, but fails to meet the English Heritage criteria for listing (S1).
White Hall Hall, Great Waldingfield. 19th century farmstead and 17th century farmhouse. Regular courtyard multi-yard plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. The farmstead is extant. Located within a village (S2-7).
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.
- --- SSF53974 Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2010. BHistoric Building Record: Buildings at White Hall Farm, Great Waldingfield.
- <S1> SSF53572 Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2010. Historic Building Recording: Agricultural Buildings, White Hall Farm, Great Waldingfield..
- <S2> SSF59079 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
- <S3> SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
- <S4> SXS50094 Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
- <S5> SSZ54999 Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
- <S6> SXS50102 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
- <S7> SSF60086 Map: 1838. Great Waldingfield Tithe Map.
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Record last edited
Jul 21 2021 2:54PM