Monument record LWL 028 - Lawshall Hall
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 8631 5427 (224m by 185m)|
|Civil Parish||LAWSHALL, BABERGH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (4)
Lawshall Hall adjacent to church. Mid 16th Century house (II*LB) with 1557 date stone. Possibly originally moated? - early maps not checked.
Hall was said it had been a monastery before the Reformation. It was built of brick, the walls being in some places six feet thick. It was also said that there was a passage that went to Coldham Hall, about a mile in distance. In the parish register under the year 1578 is an entry: - "It is to be remembered that the Queens highnesse in her progresse riding from Melford to Bury, 5 Aug. 1578, dined at Lawshall Hall to the great rejoicing of ye said parish and the country thereabouts".
Formerly landscape gardens/park to N and model farm to S (both now mainly gone).
Manor belonged to Abbot and convent of Ramsay, Hunts between 1022 and the Dissolution.
June 2002: for 'A Brief Study of the Architectural History of Lawshall Hall, Suffolk' see (S2).
Nov 2002: evaluation in advance of redevelopment revealed footings of a demolished range of late 15th and 16th century ranges of the building. Site of a manorial hall since the 11th century - early medieval features were found relating to this continuous occupation. Details in (S3).
For further details on the architectural history of the building see (S4).
May 2010: A research (non-commercial) evaluation was carried out to re-examine and increase upon previous (2002) evaluation results, by re-excavating and extending two of the first phase trenches and opening two new trenches. A series of walls and a cobbled yard surface were identified, in addition to a small number of cut features. All the indetified features were dated to the later medieval and post-medieval period (S5).
- <S1> SSF50040 Bibliographic reference: Barker, H. R.. 1907. West Suffolk Illustrated. p. 237-8.
- <S2> SSF50237 Unpublished document: Historic Building Recording. Aitkens P, 'A Brief Study of the Architectural History of Lawshall Hall, Suffolk', June 2002, ill.
- <S3> SSF51190 Unpublished document: Gill, D.. 2002. Eval report. Lawshall Hall., Lawshall.
- <S4> SSF54528 Unpublished document: Aitkens, P.. 2006. Lawhsall Hall, Suffolk: A compendium of three reports on the architectural history.
- <S5> SSF59145 Unpublished document: Gill, D. and Muldowney, M.. 2010. Archaeological Evaluation Report: Lawshall Hall, Lawshall (LWL 028).
- FSF33991: POTTERY THETFORD (IPS: Early Late Saxon to 13th century - 850 AD to 1200 AD)
- FSF33992: POTTERY (13th century to IPS: Late Medieval Transitional - 1200 AD to 1600 AD)
- FSF33993: BRICK (15th century to 16th century - 1475 AD? to 1575 AD?)
- FSF49143: MARBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
- FSF49144: WINDOW GLASS (Medieval to IPS: Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- FSF49145: CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- FSF49146: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- FSF49147: NAIL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- FSF49148: BOLT (LOCK) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- FSF49149: ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval to IPS: Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
- FSF49150: OYSTER SHELL (Medieval to IPS: Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
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Record last edited
May 24 2019 9:35AM