Farmstead record DRK 031 - Farmstead: Hill Farm
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 9688 6090 (97m by 72m)|
|Civil Parish||DRINKSTONE, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (10)
- GRANARY (17th century to 19th century - 1600 AD to 1899 AD)
- BARN (17th century to 18th century - 1600 AD to 1799 AD)
- FARMHOUSE (18th century - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)
- AGRICULTURAL BUILDING (17th century - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)
- BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- COW HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- STABLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- OUTBUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- FARMSTEAD (17th century - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)
- REGULAR COURTYARD L PLAN (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
Range of farm buildings in the grounds of Hill Farms. This includes a 17th C timber-framed and weatherboarded 3 bay aisled barn with a clasped purlin roof. At one end of the barn is an area of stabling which was rebuilt in the 18th C. Also present is a late 18th/early 19th c timber-framed and weatherboarded granary. This has a 17th C roof which appears to have been re-used from an earlier building. In addition there is a second barn, a brick and flint outbuilding, a cattle shed and a stable block, now used as a garage (S1).
The farmhouse itself is an 18th C timber-framed and plastered structure on a brick plinth, with a slate roof and 2 axial chimney. The house was extended and a number of alterations were carried out in the 19th C. The former dairy is of particular interest due to its exposed studwork infilled with brick nogging (S2).
Hill Farm, Drinkstone. 17th century farmstead and 18th century farmhouse.There are two separate courtyards both of which have a regular courtyard L-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a loose farmstead cluster (S3-8).
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.
- <S1> SSF54036 Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998. The Farmsteads of Suffolk. A Thematic Study.
- <S2> SSF54809 Unpublished document: Blanchflower, J. 2012. Hill Farmhouse, Hill Farm Lane, Drinkstone, Bury St Edmunds: Heritage Asset Assessment.
- <S3> SSF59079 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
- <S4> SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
- <S5> SXS50094 Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
- <S6> SSZ54999 Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
- <S7> SXS50102 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
- <S8> SSF5376 Map: 1839. Drinkstone Tithe Map.
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Record last edited
Feb 11 2020 11:52AM