Farmstead record CLA 076 - Farmstead: Chilton Lodge Farm

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Summary

Chilton Lodge Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular courtyard U-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with modern residential extensions and all working buildings in residential use.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7515 4695 (113m by 112m)
Map sheet TL74NE
Civil Parish CLARE, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Chilton Lodge Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular courtyard U-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with modern residential extensions and all working buildings in residential use. (S1-4)

The farm buildings form a large complex to the west of Chilton Lodge Farmhouse. The complex evloved over a number of years during the mid and late 19th century and illustrates the growing sophistication of local agriculture during that period. Only the barn and a stable were shown on the tithe map, along with a yard wall which was later incorporated into a cartlodge and commemorates a complete refurbishment of the site. Both of these buildings contain timbers salvaged frome earlier buildings at the site. The timber-framed and weatherboarded and brick and flint threshing barn. has 8 bays and also contains a grain elevator tower. A number of later extensions have been added to this building over time. A new stable was buillt in the late 19th C along with several shelter sheds and a timber-framed, brick and flint cartlodge of 4 bays with a granary above. (S5 & S6 & S7).

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)

  • <S1> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Richard Jackson. 2010. Visual structural inspection report: Lodge Barns, Chilton Hall.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: 2013. Design, access and heritage statement for the conversion to residential use of Lodge Barns at Chilton Hall Farm, Chilton Street, Suffolk.
  • <S7> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2013. Historic Building Record: Farm buildings at Chilton Lodge Farm, Clare, Suffolk.

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Feb 26 2020 11:36AM

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