Building record WFG 041 - WWII buildings on land off Folly Road
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 9083 4347 (131m by 72m)|
|Civil Parish||GREAT WALDINGFIELD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
4 RAF buildings remain on the site of former Sudbury Communal area 3, including former gymnasium, meat and ration store, stand-by set house and latrines. These buildings have been left derelict for some time and were heavily modified for agricultural purposes.
Stand-by set house: once contained back up generator for airfield. Made of brick block and has barely been altered. No machinery remains.
Latrines: In extremely bad condition. Brick built and completely rendered with a shallow gabled roof, covered in corrugated asbestos. Internally it has been entirely altered to accommodate animal stalls.
Gymnasium: a contemporary single storied range extends along thee S-W elevation and an additional flat roof extension runs from S-E end of the building.
Meat and Ration Store: rectangular building constructed of salmon pink flettons, once completely rendered. Presently divided into four, with the northernmost unit almost certainly a later addition. Vegetation has caused a lot of structural damaged to both roof and walls.
From what little survives, little can be understood of the original form and function of these structure. Externally the buildings are unremarkable and they retain little historic integrity (S1).
- <S1> SSF50741 Unpublished document: Thompson P & Smith, L.. 2010. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Historic Building Recording: Buildings on land off Folly Road, Great Waldingfield, Suffolk.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Aug 12 2016 11:43AM