Farmstead record ASN 025 - Farmstead: Hill Farm

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Summary

Hill Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a model farm patter with the farmhouse detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a village location. There has been a significant loss of working buidlings with the remaining converted for residential use.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9352 3851 (112m by 92m)
Map sheet TL93NW
Civil Parish ASSINGTON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Hill Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a model farm patter with the farmhouse detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a village location. There has been a significant loss of working buidlings with the remaining converted for residential use. (S3-6)

19th C model farm built on the site of an earlier barn. The group of buildings includes a 5 bay timber-framed barn on a brick plinth, which had a granary and milling floor added in the late 19th C. Also present is a group of brick shelter sheds and a brick neathouse. This is a good example of an almost completely intact Victorian High Gentry model farm (S1).

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 (6)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2008. Historical Assessment: The Barn, Hill Farm, Assington, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Photograph: 2013. Hill Farm, Assington.
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.

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May 13 2020 11:01AM

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