Farmstead record MTF 150 - Farmstead: Oak Hill Farm

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Summary

Oak Hill Farm, Metfield. 19th century farmstead and 16th century farmhouse with converted buildings. Loose courtyard three-sided plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a loose farmstead cluster.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2882 8038 (76m by 91m)
Map sheet TM28SE
Civil Parish METFIELD, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Group of agricultural buildings in the grounds of a 16th C farmhouse with a high quality timber frame. The farmhouse was reconstructed c.1600 into a three cell, lobby entrance, cross passage type house. The house was extended and a number of alterations were carried out during the 18th and 19th C.

Also present at the site is a 17th C timber-framed and brick threshing barn with four bays. An integral stable with a hayloft above is located in one bay. Alterations were also carried out to the barn during the 18th and 19th C.

A 17th C timber-framed and brick cartlodge was conveted into a granary during the 19th C, at which time a range of other buildings were constructed. This includes a brick stable and carriage house, a brick cowhouse and brick shelter sheds (S1).

Oak Hill Farm, Metfield. 19th century farmstead and 16th century farmhouse with converted buildings. Loose courtyard three-sided plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a loose farmstead cluster (S2-7).

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> Unpublished document: Edwards, P. 2008. Oak Hill Farm, Metfield: Heritage Statement.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
  • <S7> Map: 1841. Metfield Tithe Map.

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Jan 11 2021 11:11AM

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