Situated in East Anglia, in the County of Suffolk,
Woolney Hall is a medieval aisled Hall dating back to the late 13th
century. In Anglo-Saxon times it was the Hall for all of the Creetings,
and listed in the Doomsday Book as Wonhall. Today it stands in 65
acres of meadowland which includes a lake and osier beds. There is
small acreage of arable land producing cereals.
The Woolney Texel
flock was established in 1989 with the purchase of three in-lamb
females. Over the years the flock has increased to between 40 and
ewes. Our breeding policy is to produce big strong rams with conformation
and tight skins but paying attention to breed type. Using top blood
lines and an occasional infusion of of Dutch blood to maintain
conformation has shown the way forward. As members of the National Scrapie
we have found it beneficial to genotype the entire flock to assess
the resistance to Scrapie and assure the health status of the flock.
Texels are scrapie monitored to meet the EU requirements for export.