Site Event/Activity record ESF21173 - Historic building survey at Hall Farm, Bruisyard Hall

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Location Bruisyard Hall, Bruisyard
Grid reference Centred TM 3341 6606 (30m by 32m)
Map sheet TM36NW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Bruisyard Hall is an imposing grade II*-listed Elizabethan brick mansion on the site of a late medieval nunnery approximately 800 m east of Bruisyard parish church. It was built as the main seat of Michael Hare, son of Sir Nicholas Hare, Henry VIII's Master of Requests, and is shown on a sketch plan of 1748 with two gated outer courtyards that were demolished in the mid-19th century. When Hare died childless in 1611 the house passed by marriage to the Rous family of Henham Hall, subsequently Earls of Stradbroke, and remains in their possession. The historic farm complex lies 120 metres south of the hall and adjoins the eastern side of a 220 metre-long drive from Hall Road. It consists of a well-preserved mid-19th century brick cattle yard and shelter-shed in the angle of two earlier barns to the south and west. The southern barn is a five-bay threshing barn of the early-19th century with unusual ventilation apertures in its original external weatherboarding. The other is a 16th C stable, later converted to a barn. A historic building survey was carried out for these farm buildings prior to their conversion for use as a wedding venue. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Not known, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: Sitecode BUD 006 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: Listed Building Current Land use: Other 2 - In use as a building Monument Type(s)/Period(s): BUILDING Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 150.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM334661 Point 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 PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Survey Media: Map, Photograph, Report BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: The Farm Buildings, Hall Farm, Bruisyard Hall, Suffolk BUD 006 Historic Building Record Author(s)/Editor(s): Alston, L. Other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)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2009. Historic Building Record: The farm buildings, Hall Farm, Bruisyard Hall, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Hall Farm, Bruisyard Hall (Monument)

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Apr 5 2022 3:03PM

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