Clarke Hall, originally a  gentleman farmer’s house, and later a council-owned educational museum, before moving back into private ownership, has its origins in the 17th century. It is both architecturally and socially interesting, being on the cusp of the medieval and post-medieval periods. A buildings archaeology report for the hall drew on desk-top sources and a site visit to analyse the building’s history. Despite having previously been the subject of archaeological analysis and reporting, I was able to suggest a new interpretation of the phasing that better reflected the wide-ranging data.
Front view of Clarke Hall
Rear view of Clarke Hall