Farmstead record BNL 052 - Farmstead: Hill House Farm

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Summary

Hillhouse Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed OS map and the Benhall Tithe map. The farmhouse is listed and dates to the 17th century. The farmstead is laid out in a regular U-plan with additional L-plan and detached elements. The farmstead sits alongside a private track in an isolated position. The U-plan remains thoough the shortest range has been replaced with a larger modern working buildings. The L plan has been completely replaced. The farmhouse remains intact.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3689 6300 (119m by 137m)
Map sheet TM36SE
Civil Parish BENHALL, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Hillhouse Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed OS map and the Benhall Tithe map. The farmhouse is listed and dates to the 17th century. The farmstead is laid out in a regular U-plan with additional L-plan and detached elements. The farmstead sits alongside a private track in an isolated position. The U-plan remains thoough the shortest range has been replaced with a larger modern working buildings. The L plan has been completely replaced. The farmhouse remains intact.

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 (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • --- Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.

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Record last edited

Jul 1 2019 9:04AM

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