Farmstead record MTF 150 - Farmstead: Oak Hill Farm
Please read our guidance about the use of Suffolk Historic Environment Record data.
|Grid reference||Centred TM 2882 8038 (76m by 91m)|
|Civil Parish||METFIELD, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (10)
- FARMHOUSE (16th century to 19th century - 1500 AD to 1899 AD)
- BARN (17th century - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)
- GRANARY (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- CART SHED (17th century - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)
- STABLE (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- COW HOUSE (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- CART SHED (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- SHELTER SHED (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- FARMSTEAD (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- LOOSE COURTYARD PLAN (THREE SIDED) (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
Group of agricultural buildings in the grounds of a 16th C farmhouse with a high quality timber frame. The farmhouse was reconstructed c.1600 into a three cell, lobby entrance, cross passage type house. The house was extended and a number of alterations were carried out during the 18th and 19th C.
Also present at the site is a 17th C timber-framed and brick threshing barn with four bays. An integral stable with a hayloft above is located in one bay. Alterations were also carried out to the barn during the 18th and 19th C.
A 17th C timber-framed and brick cartlodge was conveted into a granary during the 19th C, at which time a range of other buildings were constructed. This includes a brick stable and carriage house, a brick cowhouse and brick shelter sheds (S1).
Oak Hill Farm, Metfield. 19th century farmstead and 16th century farmhouse with converted buildings. Loose courtyard three-sided 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 (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.
- <S1> SSF54598 Unpublished document: Edwards, P. 2008. Oak Hill Farm, Metfield: Heritage Statement.
- <S2> SSF59079 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
- <S3> SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
- <S4> SXS50094 Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
- <S5> SSZ54999 Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
- <S6> SXS50102 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
- <S7> SSF59895 Map: 1841. Metfield Tithe Map.
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Events/Activities (2)
Record last edited
Jan 11 2021 11:11AM