Farmstead record KNN 022 - Farmstead: Suddon Hall

Please read our .

Summary

Sudden Hall, Kenton. 19th century farmstead and 16th century manor farmhouse with converted buildings. Regular courtyard multi-yard 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 isolated position.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2010 6583 (137m by 126m)
Map sheet TM26NW
Civil Parish KENTON, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (6)

Full Description

Late 19th century brick and pantiled outbuilding. It contains a single-storied stable to the south (in close proximity to the infilled northern arm of the moat) with an integral coach house and hay loft aligned at right-angles to the north. The stable was entered by a central doorway flanked by glazed windows and probably possessed a manger and hay rack against the opposite wall, although only a secondary iron hay basket now survives in conjunction with a good brick floor. The hay loft was reached by an external door in its eastern gable with the aid of a moveable ladder and a fixed platform immediately above the double doors of the coach house. The building is typical of many built to serve the needs of country gentlemen in the late Victorian period, and reflects the final years of horse power, when a small number of riding and carriage horses were still maintained separately from working farm horses. While coach houses were often converted into garages during the early part of the 20th century, and survive accordingly, small domestic stables quickly became outmoded and were usually demolished or heavily altered. Despite the loss of its doors, hay rack and manger, and the door platform to the loft, the external appearance and layout of this example is largely original and the building is therefore of some historic and visual interest (S1).

Sudden Hall, Kenton. 19th century farmstead and 16th century manor farmhouse with converted buildings. Regular courtyard multi-yard 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 isolated position (S2-7).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • --- Map: 1841. Kenton Tithe Map.
  • --- Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2013. Heritage Asset Assessment: Stable and Coach House, Suddon Hall, Kenton, Suffolk.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Dec 6 2021 12:07PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.