Site Event/Activity record ESF21255 - Cart Lodge at Moat Farm, Fressingfield, Historic Building Record

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Location Moat Farm, Fressingfield
Grid reference Centred TM 269 754 (5m by 11m)
Map sheet TM27NE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Moat Farm lies approximately 2km south-east of Fressingfield village. The grade II-listed farmhouse is a timber-framed structure of c.1600 lying within a moat which appears to remain largely intact, but has been filled on the west to accommodate the present 19th century barn and yard. At the time of the 1838 tithe survey the farm was a mid-sized arable tenanted holding. The four-bay cart lodge lies in the south-west of the main yard and is a single storied weatherboarded structure of typical form with a fully hipped pantiled roof. It was shown on the 1884 Ordnance Survey but not the 1838 tithe map (although a possible predecessor lay in close proximity) and its prefabricated softwood roof trusses and other carpentry features are characteristic of c.1880. The original roughly-hewn arcade posts remain in situ, along with their chamfered and nailed lintels, but the building was enclosed during the 20th century to form a storage shed and workshop. The northern bay was initially divided from the rest by a boarded internal partition with an integral brick plinth but this had been largely removed. As a late example of its type which has been altered the cart lodge is of limited historic significance in itself, but its original red pantiles reflect those of the nearby barn and clay-lump sheds and the building forms part of a traditional 19th century farm complex of merit. Its location is also of historic interest given its possible location on the missing western edge of the medieval moat. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: HER event no. FSF 067 Sitecode FSF 067 Planning Application No. Mid Suffolk 3677/08 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Measured Survey, Photographic Survey, Survey/Recording Of Fabric/Structure Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPS Current Land use: Other 2 - In use as a building Monument Type(s)/Period(s): CART LODGE Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 72.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM269754 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 ID: FSF 067 Contents: other Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: SNP096 ID: FSF 067 Contents: other Media: Report, Unpublished Text BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Cart Lodge at Moat Farm, Fressingfield, Suffolk, FSF 067, Historic Building Record Author(s)/Editor(s): Alston, L. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report Date: 2011 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: A4, comb bound, white cover with colour photograph, one appendix (also available as pdf)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2011. Historic Building Record: Cart Lodge at Moat Farm, Fressingfield, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Farm buildings at Moat Farm (Building)

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Jan 3 2012 10:37AM

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