Farmstead record ASP 018 - Farmstead: Aspall Hall
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 1712 6535 (270m by 248m)|
|Civil Parish||ASPALL, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (8)
- COUNTRY HOUSE (16th century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
- HOUSE (16th century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
- FARM (17th century to 19th century - 1600 AD to 1899 AD)
- CIDER PRESS (18th century - 1728 AD to 1729 AD)
- CIDER MILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- FARMSTEAD (17th century to 19th century - 1600 AD to 1899 AD)
- BARN (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- LOOSE COURTYARD PLAN (THREE SIDED) (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
Aspall Hall is a grade II* listed late-16th century red brick structure and retains a number of features from that period, including a fine plaster ceiling and evidence of circular windows. It's is believed to have been built for members of the Brooke family but the present façade was added in the Chevallier family who purchased the property in 1702. The property includes a separately listed 17th century barn to the west of the moat that has been converted to accommodate a cider mill and press bearing the dates 1728 and 1729 respectively. The medieval manorial sites has an area of designated ancient woodland known as Aspall wood in close proximity to the east. The site contains three distinct groups of buildings, in addition to the hall. The former farm buildings adjoining the road on the west consist largely of pantiled weatherboarding and 19th century red brick, but have been converted into the plant of an international cider-making business and are now joined by a large number of cylindrical cider tanks. A late-19th century Mock Gothic lodge forms part of this group, as does the listed barn known as the 'Old Cyder House'. A stable block to the south-east of the moat includes an early-19th century coach house and consists of red-brick and weatherboarding with roofs of slate and pantiles, while a third group of modern steel-framed storage sheds clad in green corrugated sheet-metal adjoins the staff car park to the south of the site (S1).
17th-19th century farmstead and 16th century manor farmhouse. Loose courtyard three-sided plan formed by working agricultural buildings with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a Church and Manor high status farm group (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.
- <S1> SSF58692 Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2018. Heritage Asset Assessment: Aspall Hall, Eye Road, Aspall.
- <S2> SSF59079 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
- <S3> SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
- <S4> SXS50094 Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
- <S5> SSZ54999 Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
- <S6> SXS50102 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
- <S7> SSF59299 Map: 1838. Aspall Tithe Map.
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Record last edited
Sep 4 2019 10:53AM