Building record CAV 061 - Colt's Hall

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14th C manor house Sub Manor


Grid reference Centred TL 7927 4770 (11m by 27m)
Map sheet TL74NE


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14th C timber-framed manor house with an aisled hall which has a crown post roof (S1). However, the house has been altered in every succeeding century (S2)

? Passes from de Odingsels to Sir J. De Grey, linked to COL & COG.
1321 Valued at £10. 13s. 4d. For 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 60 acres land, 1 acre meadow, linked to COL & PSM.
C14th/15th Lady Bard, olphowns.
1402 Robert, Lord Paynings owns, linked to BSM, WNT.
1404 Designated part of Duchy of Lancaster.
C18th Ownership appears to be by the Jennens family, linked to ACT.
1905 Earl Howe owns linked to ACT & NEN. (S3)

The site has been occupied from early medieval times 'Freeth 2002'. The hall indicates many phases of construction with parts of the earliest structure of the building…dated between 1300-1350. A two storey wing was added in about 1500 & then around 1650 the rebuidling of the oldest part…additional timbers from elsewhere were introduced. In … 1750 & 1830 further remodelling work … with many … components recycled & more rooms added. Freeth 2002 (S3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Article in serial: Kathleen Sandell. 1986. Aisled Halls in England and Wales.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Aitkens, P.. 1989. Aisled Barns is Suffolk.
  • <S3> Suffolk County Historic Environment Record: Suffolk County Council Sites and Monuments Record: Colts Hall.

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Apr 9 2019 4:04PM

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