Farmstead record GAZ 025 - Farmstead: Desning Hall Farm

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Summary

Desning Hall Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular courtyard multi-yard with the farmhouse detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a private track in an isoalted location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings and the farmhouse with modern sheds on the side.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7349 6329 (149m by 157m)
Map sheet TL76SW
Civil Parish GAZELEY, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Desning Hall Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular courtyard multi-yard with the farmhouse detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a private track in an isoalted location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings and the farmhouse with modern sheds on the side. (S3-6)

A 14th C timber-framed and weatherboarded 9 bay aisled barn with a 13th C core; this has been identified through the presence of components using some of the earliest jointing techniques found in Suffolk (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 (6)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998. The Farmsteads of Suffolk. A Thematic Study.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Aitkens, P.. 1989. Aisled Barns is Suffolk.
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.

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Feb 3 2020 2:57PM

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