Farmstead record EUN 032 - Farmstead: Rushford Hall

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Summary

Rushford Hall is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular E-plan with 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 partial loss of working buildings with the remaining converted for residential use.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9266 8118 (159m by 75m)
Map sheet TL98SW
Civil Parish EUSTON, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Rushford Hall is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular E-plan with 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 partial loss of working buildings with the remaining converted for residential use. (S1-4)

The 'barn' is a 2-storied flint-rubble and pantiled structure with brick dressing that formed a riding stable and coach house that flanked the entrance to the house. It adjoins a larger clay lump stable. Despite the name, the building was never used as a barn.

The flint stable is an early 19th C building with Gault brick dressing to its doors, windows and corners, whilst the smaller coach house to the east represents a mid-19th C extension with dressing of red brick. The stable's original roof of staggered butt-purlins has been largely re-built and the position of its loft door was moved when the coach house was added, but its wall fabric and general appearance remains largely unaltered.

The coach house was converted into a game house with an internal iron copper in the 19th C or early 20th C. a contemporary range of single storied loose boxes was also added as well as feed sheds to the E of the stable yard.

The stable range is of significant historical importance to the landscape setting and social context of the 18th C 'gentry house'. However the heavy alterations mean the building probably does not reach the strict criteria for listing.

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)

  • <S1> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2010. Archaeological Record: Barn & Coach House, Rushford Hall, Euston, Suffolk.

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Feb 28 2020 2:34PM

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