Farmstead record BAD 022 - Farmstead: Badley Hall

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Summary

Badley Hall, Bacton. 19th century farmstead and 17th century manor farmhouse. Regular courtyard full courtyard plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a church and manor high status group.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0605 5583 (162m by 118m)
Map sheet TM05NE
Civil Parish BADLEY, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Range of farm buildings in the grounds of Badley Hall (BAD 009), the surviving service range of an early C16 manor house which was partly demolished in the late 18th C. This Grade II* listed house is timber-framed and plastered with a tiled roof and a brick axial chimney and also retains areas of brick nogging. The house also contains some 18th C mullioned windows and has a finely decorated exterior.

There is a rare example of a 16th C timber-framed and plastered dovecote with a tiled roof in the grounds of this house (recorded as BAD 012), as well as a 16th C timber-framed and weatherboarded barn sitting on a brick plinth. This barn demonstrates a fine example of a queenpost roof. This barn was erected against an earlier aisled barn, which was soon demolished and some of its distinctive parts were used to extend the new barn from four bays to 8 bays. In the 17th C a further bay was added and used as stable. In addition, there is a 16th C timber-framed bakehouse with a tiled roof and a red brick gable chimney. An attic floor was added in the 17th C and in the 19th C this building was partly underbuilt in brick. A 16th C timber-framed and weatherboarded barn with 4 bays, which contains a number of re-used timbers, was converted into stables in the 17th C. Phases of remodelling occurred in the 19th and 20th C as a red brick plinth was added to the east elevation and the roof was covered in corrugated iron. Lastly there is a late 18th C timber-framed and weather boarded 5 bay cowhouse with some brick infill. This originally had an upper floor and the roof is much rebuilt (S1, S2 and S3).

Badley Hall, Bacton. 19th century farmstead and 17th century farmhouse. Regular courtyard full courtyard plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a church and manor high status group (S4-8).

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 (8)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998. The Farmsteads of Suffolk. A Thematic Study.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Eavesdropper: The Newsletter of the Suffolk Historic Buildings Group. Vol. 46 pp. 13-16.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Aitkens, P.. 1989. Aisled Barns is Suffolk.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S6> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S7> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S8> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.

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Nov 18 2019 2:56PM

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