Farmstead record PLS 042 - Farmstead: High Trees Farm

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Summary

High Trees Farm, Polstead. 18th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard U-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings, with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Significant loss (over 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within an isolated position.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9848 3968 (113m by 109m)
Map sheet TL93NE
Civil Parish POLSTEAD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (6)

Full Description

A 16th C timber-framed and plastered farmhouse with a tiled roof and a ridge chimney stack, which was faced with brick in the 19th C. Also present is a 16th C timber-framed and weatherboarded granary with a tiled roof. This structure has ten bays and is two storeys high. In addition there is an 18th C barn and a 19th C stable at this site (S1).

High Trees Farm, Polstead. 18th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard U-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings, with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Significant loss (over 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 Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998. The Farmsteads of Suffolk. A Thematic Study.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
  • <S7> Map: 182. Polstead Tithe Map.

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Record last edited

Jun 24 2021 3:17PM

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