Farmstead record NRN 026 - Farmstead: Norton Hall

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Summary

Norton Hall is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular full plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is attached to the agricultural range. The farmstead sits alongside a private track in an isolated location. This farmstead survives intact with additional modern sheds on site.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9701 6542 (79m by 96m)
Map sheet TL96NE
Civil Parish NORTON, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Norton Hall is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular full plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is attached to the agricultural range. The farmstead sits alongside a private track in an isolated location. This farmstead survives intact with additional modern sheds on site. (S2-5)

Farm buildings associated with a 16th C brick farmhouse. This includes a 16th C brick barn with a purlin roof; this structure was originally thatched and L-shaped in form, although a number of alterations have been carried out to it through time. Also present is a 17th C timber-framed and weatherboarded stable with a cartlodge at one end and a granary above; this has a slate covered purlin roof (S1).

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 (5)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998. The Farmsteads of Suffolk. A Thematic Study.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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.

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Mar 28 2020 2:44PM

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