Farmstead record SKT 062 - Farmstead: Abbot's Hall

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Summary

Abbot's Hall, Stowmarket. 14th century farmstead and 18th century farmhouse. Loose courtyard two-sided plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Significant loss (over 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within an urban area.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0471 5846 (136m by 135m)
Map sheet TM05NW
Civil Parish STOWMARKET, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Tithe barn associated with the grange of the Abbot of St. Osyth, now part of Museum of East Anglian Life. This is a 14th C timber-framed and weatherboarded 6 bay aisled barn with a queenpost roof, which was constructed using a number of re-used timbers. It was restored during the 1970's after a large proportion of the barn collapsed during a storm; at this time the roof was mainly reconstructed (S1).

Abbot's Hall, Stowmarket. 14th century farmstead and 18th century farmhouse. Loose courtyard two-sided plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Significant loss (over 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within an urban area (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 (8)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998. The Farmsteads of Suffolk. A Thematic Study.
  • <S1> Article in serial: Aitkens, P.. 1989. Aisled Barns is 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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
  • <S7> Map: 1839. Stowmarket Tithe Map and Apportionment.

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Record last edited

Jun 14 2021 9:40AM

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