Farmstead record HWN 027 - Farmstead: Swans Hall
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 7968 5117 (43m by 57m)|
|Civil Parish||HAWKEDON, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (10)
- MANOR HOUSE (16th century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
- BARN (16th century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
- STABLE (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- COW HOUSE (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- PIGGERY (20th century - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)
- FARMSTEAD (16th century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
- REGULAR COURTYARD E PLAN (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- (Alternate Type) FARMHOUSE (Medieval to 16th century - 1066 AD to 1599 AD)
- (Alternate Type) JETTIED HOUSE (Medieval to 16th century - 1066 AD to 1599 AD)
- (Alternate Type) TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Medieval to 16th century - 1066 AD to 1599 AD)
Swans Hall is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular E-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a private track in an isolated location. This farmstead survives intact with additional modern sheds on site. (S1-4)
Farm buildings in the grounds of Swans Hall, a 16th C, Grade I, timber-framed and plastered house, with a tiled roof and mullioned windows. This includes a 16th C timber-framed and weatherboarded barn, with a thatched roof, 7 bays and 3 porches. In addition there are stables and a cowhouse which date from the 19th C. there are also a number of 20th C piggeries. This is a good example of an evolved farmstead, arranged in a u-shape which is unusual for Suffolk (S5).
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.
From NHRE record:
[Swan Hall is] A timber framed house built in the 16th century, with exposed timber framing and plaster infill. The east end of the house has brick nogging on the north side and the east side is gabled. At the west end there is a timber framed and plastered cross wing which may be of an earlier date. The east end gable end is double jettied with drop finials. The roof is tiled with a tall 3 shafted red brick chimney stack on a rectangular base.
(TL 7967 5116) Swan's Hall (NR) (S6)
The Hall dates from the 15th and 16th/17th centuries. Grade 1 (S7-S8)
Swan's Hall (name confirmed) is a close-studded timber-framed farmhouse which has been externally modernised and is not now outstanding visually. (S9)
- --- SSF59942 Index: Historic England. Related Archives/Objects from NRHE. BF085017.
- <S1> SSF59079 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
- <S2> SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
- <S3> SXS50094 Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
- <S4> SSZ54999 Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
- <S5> SSF54036 Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998. The Farmsteads of Suffolk. A Thematic Study.
- <S6> SSF59859 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1959. 6" 1959.
- <S7> SSF59819 Bibliographic reference: Nikolaus Pevsner. 1961. Suffolk.
- <S8> SSF59814 Index: DoE. 1973. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. DOE (HHR) Clare Rural District March 1955.
- <S9> SSF59830 Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments.
- <S10> SSF59794 Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
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Record last edited
Feb 3 2021 9:30AM