Farmstead record DRK 031 - Farmstead: Hill Farm

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Summary

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.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9688 6090 (97m by 72m)
Map sheet TL96SE
Civil Parish DRINKSTONE, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

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.

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998. The Farmsteads of Suffolk. A Thematic Study.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Blanchflower, J. 2012. Hill Farmhouse, Hill Farm Lane, Drinkstone, Bury St Edmunds: Heritage Asset Assessment.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S5> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S6> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
  • <S8> Map: 1839. Drinkstone Tithe Map.

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Feb 11 2020 11:52AM

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