Farmstead record PSG 018 - Farmstead: New House Farm

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Summary

New House Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular multi yard with F-plan and U-plan elements set opening onto each other. This farmstead has additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings with the remaining converted for residential use.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7783 4818 (109m by 118m)
Map sheet TL74NE
Civil Parish POSLINGFORD, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

New House Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular multi yard with F-plan and U-plan elements set opening onto each other. This farmstead has additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings with the remaining converted for residential use. (S2-5)

New House Farm lies in open countryside approximately 1 km east of Poslingford parish church and commands fine views over the Stour Valley to the south. The site appears to have adjoined a small green at the time of the tithe survey, and the property may represent all that remains of a medieval tye settlement. An unusual linear pond which may have originated in the 17th century as a garden canal extends onto this green from the rear of the grade II-listed farmhouse. The farm was a relatively large holding of 190 acres in 1841, and the house is a substantial structure with an 18th century brick wing and a timber-framed core which may date from the 17th century or before. A long and narrow brick structure of the late-18th or early-19th century lies in close proximity to the house at the entrance to the yard, and was probably designed as a vehicle shed with a granary above. It preserves an original 'upper cruck' roof truss, but has otherwise been internally gutted and much rebuilt in recent years during an attempt at conversion. (S1)

Recorded as part of the Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project. This is a purely desk-based study and no site visits were undertaken. These records are not intended to be a definitive assessment of these buildings. Dating reflects their presence at a point in time on historic maps and there is potential for earlier origins to buildings and farmsteads. This project highlights a potential need for a more in depth field study of farmstead to gather more specific age data.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2009. Archaeological Record: New House Farm, Poslingford, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.

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Mar 21 2020 7:46AM

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