Farmstead record WSF 060 - Farmstead: Wattisfield Hall

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Summary

Wattisfield Hall, Wattisfield. 17th century farmstead and farmhouse with converted buildings. Regular courtyard 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 a village

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0080 7385 (98m by 76m)
Map sheet TM07SW
Civil Parish WATTISFIELD, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Group of outbuildings in the grounds of a 17th C timber-framed manor house. Attached to one corner of the house is an 18th C brick outhouse.

A 17th C timber-framed 4 bay granary above stables, a cowhouse, a roothouse and a horseworks that once contained a horse mill is present at the site. A number of the ground floor walls were reconstructed in brick during the 20th C, although the first floor framing survives more in-tact. The frame includes a number of timbers which have been re-used from an earlier building.The building also originally cotnained a number of mullion windows and a fllor structure, which has sicne been removed.

Also present is a 17th C timber-framed threshing barn of 8 and a half bays.

During the 19th C a number of other outbuildings were also constructed, including a further cowhouses and stables, a cartshed, a fowl house and piggeries (S1).

Wattisfield Hall, Wattisfield. 17th century farmstead and farmhouse with converted buildings. Regular courtyard 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 a village (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 Unpublished document: Nicholaas Joubert. 2012. A report on the architectural history of the granary and associated buildings at Wattisfield Hall, Wattisfield, 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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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: 1844. Wattisfield Tithe Map.

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Jun 3 2021 3:14PM

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