Farmstead record COW 062 - Farmstead: Cowlinge Hall
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 7137 5249 (126m by 126m)|
|Civil Parish||COWLINGE, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (4)
Cowlinge Hall is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular F-plan with additional attached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings. (S1-4)
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.
Cowlinge Hall is a Grade II listed building. The Hall is situated on a moated site which is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act of 1979. The Manor of Cowlinge/Cowling was recorded during the Domesday Survey of 1086. The moated site of Cowlinge Hall dates to the mid 13th or early 14th century and was probably formed by Geoffrey de Aspale or his son Sir. John de Aspale. The existing house was constructed over two phases. The earliest phase of the house dates to the 16th century but only a small section of the 16th century building has survived.
The surviving section is located at the west end of the existing building. During the early 17th century the old hall was pulled down and a new house was constructed at right angles to the original building. At least five of the original 17th century windows have survived at the west end of the house. There is an early 18th casement window with a horizontal springcatch in the rear wall of the building. There were substantial early 19th and 20th century alterations to the house which had a significant impact on the fabric of the 17th century building.(S5)
- --- SSF61012 Unpublished document: Joubert, N.. 2017. Heritage Asset Assessment: Cowlinge Hall, Cowlinge.
- <S1> SSF59079 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
- <S2> SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
- <S3> SXS50094 Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
- <S4> SSZ54999 Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth / Bing Maps.
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Record last edited
Jan 23 2023 2:23PM