Farmstead record BXF 023 - Farmstead: Peyton Hall Farm

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Summary

Peyton Hall Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular full plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a private track in an isolated location. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with the remaining appearing to be ina state of disrepair.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9671 3865 (135m by 130m)
Map sheet TL93NE
Civil Parish BOXFORD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Peyton Hall Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular full plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a private track in an isolated location. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with the remaining appearing to be ina state of disrepair. (S2-5)

A group of farm buildings made up of a cattle sheds, stables, barn and cartlodge. (and documentary Study)

Building 4: likely housing for cattle and possibly a stable, adapted in the 19th C, where part was possibly converted in to a cart shed. At this time the whole roof structure, which may have been thatched, was entirely rebuilt at a lower pitch for slates. It is timber framed, using a high quantity of re-used timbers. It has a boarded partition with a series of alphabet based 'evil averting' symbols. The final compartment to the west has a sloped wattle and daub ceiling applied to rough posts, probably designed for insulation, suggesting that this area of the building housed younger animals, which required extra warmth. This is a rare 18th C survival. Containing possible earlier 16th or 17th C wall.

Building 3: Essentially an adaptation of the end of building 4. it consists of brick, with the lower part made up of rubble and the upper of new orange brick the rubble suggests that the building may have been built on top of a boundary wall to the yard. The remains of mangers and hayracks suggest that this building functioned as a stable. Timber-framed and weatherboarded towards the rear (east).

Buildings A,B and 2: consist of red-brick and were originally slated with distinctive Kingpost trussed roofs. Building A is a barn, B a cowshed (both built just before 1885) and building 2 is a simply designed cartlodge with brick back wall and open front on posts.

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 (7)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Aikens, P. & Martin, J.. 2008. Farm Buildings at Peyton Hall Farm, Boxford; Historic Building and Documentory Report.
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S6> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F1 ASP 10-FEB-60.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Mar 16 2021 2:23PM

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