Farmstead record WFG 043 - Farmstead: Moreves Manor (Morris Farm)

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Summary

Moreves Manor (Morris Farm), Great Waldingfield. 17th century farmstead and farmhouse with converted buildings. Regular courtyard L-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. The farmstead is extant. Located within a loose farmstead cluster.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9164 4311 (119m by 86m)
Map sheet TL94SW
Civil Parish GREAT WALDINGFIELD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

A 17th C timber-framed aisled barn of 6 bays and with two threshing floors, which re-uses timbers from a 14th/15th C house of some status. It is believed that this was Moreves Manor house which once stood at this site. The current farmhouse consists of a 16th C service building with a blackened crown-post roof, that was extended in both the late 16th and 17th C. Also present is a 16th C backhouse (S1).

Moreves Manor (Morris Farm), Great Waldingfield. 17th century farmstead and farmhouse with converted buildings. Regular courtyard L-shpaed plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. The farmstead is extant. Located within a loose farmstead cluster (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 Unpublished document: Aitkens, P.. 2010. A report on the architectural history of The Barn at Moreves Manor, Great Waldringfield, Suffolk.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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: 1838. Great Waldingfield Tithe Map.

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Record last edited

Jul 21 2021 2:42PM

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