Site Event/Activity record ESF21007 - Buildings at White Hall Farm, Great Waldingfield

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Location White Hall Farm
Grid reference Centred TL 9036 4290 (63m by 46m)
Map sheet TL94SW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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White Hall Farm lies at the southern edge of Great Waldingfield on the eastern side of Valley Road, which forms the boundary with Chilton parish. The farmhouse is not listed but is ostensibly a timber-framed and rendered structure of the 18th century or earlier with a 19th century brick facade. It appears to have formed the southern wing of a larger U-shaped house shown on the 1838 tithe map. The present agricultural buildings form a single-phase 'model farm' of circa 1870 built to the rear of the remodelled farmhouse. The red-brick and slate complex extends to an impressive 55 metres in length by 21 metres in width and reflects the standard High Victorian layout with a series of animal yards and shelter-sheds to the south of a 'barn'. The latter, unusually, is a single storied structure of just 2.4 m in height (8 feet) rather than a traditional threshing barn and would have served as a store for mechanically threshed grain. The farm is known to have possessed at last one normal barn elsewhere. The complex would have been a good example of its type but for the extent of its 20th century alterations. While its historic interest has been considerably depleted the general layout of the complex remains largely intact, illustrating the distribution and nature of model farms in the area, and it therefore retains some regional interest while failing to meet the English Heritage criteria for listing. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: Sitecode WFG 042 NMR No. 1541365 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Photographic Survey Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: None Monument Type(s)/Period(s): BARN Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 1000.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TL90364290 Point Height 62.00 - 63.00 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: Survey Media: Text, Images raster / digital photography PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Report, Unpublished Text BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Agricultural buildings at White Hall Farm, Great Waldingfield: Historic building report. Author(s)/Editor(s): 'Alston, L.' Date: 2010 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Shire Hall, Bury St Edmunds Description: SCCAS client report. Spiral bound, A4, colour

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2010. BHistoric Building Record: Buildings at White Hall Farm, Great Waldingfield.
  • --- Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2010. Historic Building Recording: Agricultural Buildings, White Hall Farm, Great Waldingfield..

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Agricultural Buildings, White Hall Farm, Great Waldingfield (Building)

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Feb 12 2018 1:27PM

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