Farmstead record MKE 032 - Farmstead: Guildhall Farm

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Summary

Guildhall Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a dispersed plan. The farmhouse is believed to have originally been a guildhall. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a village location. This farmstead survives intact with conversion for residential use.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9691 4766 (48m by 40m)
Map sheet TL94NE
Civil Parish MONKS ELEIGH, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Guildhall Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a dispersed plan. The farmhouse is believed to have originally been a guildhall. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a village location. This farmstead survives intact with conversion for residential use. (S2-5)

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.

Timber-framed and weatherboarded threshing barn constructed c. 1600. The barn was originally of 4 bays, one of which contained a stable with a hayloft above. The barn was extended by a further bay in the 19th C, at which time a number of alterations were also carried out. The roof was replaced in the 20th C. The original part of the barn uses sooted timbers from a 15th/16th C structure, though to potentially have been a bakehouse (S1).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Bunbury, H. 2012. Barn at Former Nursery, Monks Eleigh.
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.

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May 20 2021 10:30AM

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