Farmstead record HEN 014 - Farmstead: Walnut Tree Farm

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Summary

Walnut Tree Farm, Henley. 19th century farmstead and 16th century farmhouse. Dispersed multi-yard 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 an isolated position.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1563 5176 (247m by 97m)
Map sheet TM15SE
Civil Parish HENLEY, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (6)

Full Description

Timber-framed and plastered farmhouse, built in 4 phases from mid C15 to mid C16. The earliest part of the house is a 15th C open hall, with a heavily smoke-blackened crown-post roof. It originally had a further cell at the rear; the hall may have been kept on as a kitchen or bakehouse for the house built in C16. A 4 bay service range was attached to the hall c.1500 with a crownpost roof and diamond-mullioned windows. A cross-wing was then constructed on the other side of the open hall, again with a crownpost roof and mullioned windows; this contained a hall and a solar. The hall was re-built c.1550-1570 and a high quality parlour was added; this had a clasped-purlin roof and mullioned windows (S1).

Walnut Tree Farm, Henley. 19th century farmstead and 16th century farmhouse. Dispersed multi-yard 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 an isolated position (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.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998.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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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.
  • <S6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
  • <S7> Map: 1839. Henley Tithe Map.

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Record last edited

Sep 27 2020 10:02PM

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