Farmstead record GFD 035 - Farmstead: Hill Farm

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Summary

Hill Farm, Glemsford. 19th century farmstead and 17th century farmhouse. Regular courtyard full plan formed by working agricultural buildings with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within an isolated position

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8289 4900 (166m by 192m)
Map sheet TL84NW
Civil Parish GLEMSFORD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

The shed originally formed the S end of a much longer range which divided the road from a pair of cattle sheds. It contained only a pair of double doors to the S and was designed as a vehicle shed or food store. The latter purpose is suggested by a low secondary doorway in its eastern elevation that gave direct access to the cattle yard, but this was blocked soon after insertion. The N probably house cattle but was altered during conversion, while the central section was linked to a pair of open sided shelter sheds but has been demolished.
Contains some re-used timber and forms a conspicuous element of a historically important and architecturally imposing grade II listed agricultural complex of gentry status, its most recent form dating to c.1860.
Flint rubble and red brick dressing with a roof of glazed pantiles (S1).

Hill Farm, Glemsford. 19th century farmstead and farmhouse/cottages. Regular courtyard full plan formed by working agricultural buildings with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within an isolated position (S2-7).

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 (7)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2009. Archaeological Record: Oxdown Barn, Glemsford, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S6> Map: 1938. Glemsford Tithe Map.
  • <S7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.

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Jul 1 2019 11:02AM

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