Site Event/Activity record ESF20906 - Hall Farm, Saxmundham

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Location Hall Farm
Grid reference Centred TM 3905 6256 (38m by 49m)
Map sheet TM36SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



The two brick farm buildings recorded herein formerly belonged to Hurts Hall, a fine Victorian red brick mansion in the Elizabethan style which replaced the previous house on the site after its destruction by fire in 1890. The property lay in extensive parkland 450 metres south of the parish church and from the 17th century until the 1950s belonged to the Long family, whose wealth derived chiefly from Jamaican plantations. The site can be equated with the medieval manor of Hurtz or Hurts held by Roger Bigot at Domesday, and preserves a number of early-19th century outbuildings of gentry status including a fine stable block with a turret clock to which a domestic house was attached in the early-20th century. The two structures to the east of this stable are now in separate ownership and were built as part of a new yard complex in circa 1870. The northernmost building is now fragmentary, with its western half demolished in recent years and its remaining fabric extensively mutilated, rendering any precise interpretation impossible. It appears to have been designed in part as a potting shed associated with an adjacent walled garden, and retains a finely detailed doorway. The building to the west is an impressive two-storied granary with a series of vehicle sheds on its ground floor. Although little altered externally, its original grain bins and other fixtures and fittings have been lost, and neither building is of sufficient age or historic interest to justify separate listing. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Not known, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: Sitecode SXM 021 NMR No. 1536592 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Photographic Survey, Survey/Recording Of Fabric/Structure Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: None Current Land use: Other 2 - In use as a building Monument Type(s)/Period(s): GRANARY Post Medieval , SHED Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 150.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM391625 Point Height 31.50 - 32.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Edward Martin Director/Manager: David Gill Supervisor: Leigh Alston DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Report BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Hall Farm, Saxmundham, Suffolk SXM 021 Historic Building Record Author(s)/Editor(s): Alston, L. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report Date: 2009 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: A4, white cover with colour photo (also available as PDF)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2009. Archaeological Record: Hall Farm, Saxmundham, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Hall Farm, Saxmundham (Building)

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Apr 6 2022 11:35AM

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