Site Event/Activity record ESF20882 - Nuttall Farm, Frostenden

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Location Nuttall Farm
Grid reference Centred TM 4831 8021 (39m by 43m)
Map sheet TM48SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Nuttall Farm lies in open countryside at the bottom of a gentle valley, immediately north of the brook which forms the boundary with Reydon parish and approximately 1.5 km south of Frostenden church. It was known as Valley Farm until circa 1900, and formed a modest tenanted holding of 43 acres at the time of the tithe survey in 1840. The tithe map shows a complex of farm buildings immediately to the east of the grade II-listed 16th century farmhouse, but the present brick outbuilding on the same site is a replacement of circa 1870. It consists of a single-storied range of sheds that formed the western side of a demolished farmyard, and probably contained cattle accommodation and a vehicle shed. Precise interpretation of its purpose is hampered by the loss of any relevant fixtures and fittings. The building retains some points of interest, such as an apotropaic 'daisy-wheel' cut into its external brickwork, and a pair of low arches that were probably designed for calves, but is not of sufficient age, rarity or architectural merit to justify separate listing. A contemporary detached stable, vehicle shed and hay loft to the north of the site is of greater significance, given its small proportions and striking appearance, and supports the view that both structures were rebuilt to reflect the status of the cleric who is understood to have occupied the house at the time. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: HER event no. FOS 029 Sitecode FOS 029 NMR No. 1536143 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Annotated Sketch, Photographic Survey, Survey/Recording Of Fabric/Structure Reason for Investigation: Planning condition Site status: None Current Land use: Other 3 - Built over Monument Type(s)/Period(s): SHED Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 264.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM48308020 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Edward Martin Director/Manager: David Gill Supervisor: Leigh Alston DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Images raster / digital photography, Survey, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Report BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Nuttall Farm, Frostenden, Suffolk FOS 029 : Archaeological Record Author(s)/Editor(s): Alston, L. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report Date: 2009 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: A4, comb bound, white cover with colour photo (also available as PDF)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2009. Archaeological Record: Nuttall Farm, Frostenden, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Nuttall Farm, Frostenden (Building)

Record last edited

Dec 20 2011 9:47AM

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