Farmstead record MDD 023 - Farmstead: Fordley Hall

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Summary

Fordley Hall is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a multi-yard pattern with the farmhouse attached to the agricultural range. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with some modern sheds on site and some buildings converted for residential use.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4079 6694 (140m by 91m)
Map sheet TM46NW
Civil Parish MIDDLETON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Fordley Hall is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a multi-yard pattern with the farmhouse attached to the agricultural range. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with some modern sheds on site and some buildings converted for residential use.

Grade II listed house. Late C16; both wings extended late 1960's. L shape plan. Timber framed and
plastered; roof plaintiled except for front of main wing which is of glazed pantiles. 2 storeys and attic. Main wing to east, fronting road: 5 window range, mainly C20 casements, those to the ground floor with square leaded panes; first floor with one original 10-light mullion window; doorway with mid C20 gabled porch and boarded door; internal stack. Interior with some good quality exposed timberwork; the wall posts supporting the main first floor beam in the west wing have bulbous moulded heads with scalloping across the face above and below (cf. Macheath, Middleton Moor); some ovolo-moulded beams in north wing (S1).

Possibly associated with MDD 022 Deer Park.

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 (5)

  • --- Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • --- Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S1> Digital archive: English Heritage. Listed Buildings Online. National Ref: 1199224.

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Record last edited

Sep 26 2019 2:30PM

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