Building record THD 030 - Agricultural buildings at Hestley Hall
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 1459 6820 (103m by 110m)|
|Civil Parish||THORNDON, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (6)
- THRESHING BARN (16th century to 18th century - 1500 AD to 1799 AD)
- STABLE (17th century to 18th century - 1600 AD to 1799 AD)
- CART SHED (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- COW HOUSE (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- BARN (16th century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
- SHELTER SHED (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
A historic buildings assessment was carried out for a c. 1600 timber-framed threshing barn at Hestley Hall, prior to its conversion. The barn originally had 5 bays, however an extra bay was added in the 17th C to accommodate a stable with a hayloft above and in the 18th C a further stable extension was added. The barn originally had a queepost roof, however this was replaced in the 19th C, at which time the original weatherboarding was also replaced. The barn has now partly collapsed and it is in a state of neglect.
There is a second timber-framed barn at this site, which was converted into living accomodation during the 20th C. This was originally an open 16th C structure, but appears to have been converted into a kitchen in the 17th C. It was later converted into a barn c.1800.
Also present at this site is a group of 19th C buildings, which include a a clay lump cartshed with a granary above, a timber-framed cowhouse which utilises re-used timbers and also a rick shelter shed (S1).
- <S1> SSF54307 Unpublished document: Philip Aitkens. 2010. A report on the architectural history of the west barn at Hestley Hall, Thorndon, Suffolk.
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Record last edited
Apr 27 2021 11:31AM