Monument record HTT 002 - Old Hall Road; Hessett Hall

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Grid reference Centred TL 9302 6152 (66m by 73m)
Map sheet TL96SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Moat. Square, small, wet, complete. Site of Hessett Hall. 320m from parish boundary, 700m from church.
Home of the Bacon, Walpole and Le Heup families. Hall recorded 1541 to C18, destroyed by fire, late C18? (S1)(R1-R3). Map of 1723 (when owned by Le Heup) shows hall (drawn) and numerous other houses/buildings around area of site (map in Suffolk Record Office, Bury?).
1971: `No trace of Hessett Hall within a square moat, overgrown with trees & scrub, but still water filled. Those outbuildings shown on OS 25 inch map are reduced to piles of rubble, the foot-bridge is destroyed, and the well is choked with rubbish. For field names see tithe map.
1996: Heavily overgrown with trees and shrubs - see (S2).
For associated enclosures and field system, see HTT 011.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL96SW6.
  • <R1> (No record type): Dickinson, Suffolk (Little Guides), 1957, 192.
  • <S2> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex C C, Strachen D, APs, CP/96/64/4-6, 18 July 1996.
  • <R2> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 4, 1874, 306-307.
  • <R3> (No record type): Barker, H.R.. Barker H R, West Suff Illus, 1907, 192.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 17 2010 4:25PM

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