Stansfield

 

Pictures of buildings mentioned in the “Suffolk” volume of “The Buildings of England” series by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.


The original edition only has a bracketed entry for Elm Hall (apart from the Church of course).  Bracketed entries mean it had not been seen personally by Pevsner but the source of the information was provided (P G M Dickinson).  By the second edition (p436) Purton Green Farm was added, also as a bracketed entry, and it said: “A large C13 aisled-hall of two bays, with a third (screens) bay of two storeys.  The hall roof has collars and passing-braces.  The end wall of the hall to the screens formerly had an arcade of six(?) pointed arches, of which some must have been blind; there were probably four openings (cf. Great Bricett Priory, pp31 and 235).  The upper bay of the hall was rebuilt, and narrowed, as a parlour, with a chimney, in the mid to late C16.  The walls of the lower bay were rebuilt perhaps in the early C16.  J. T. Smith.”


There is considerably more about Purton Green (no longer known as “Farm”) in the third edition, including some minor corrections to the above.  It notes that the property was acquired by the Landmark Trust in 1969.  It was one of their early properties and was converted into a holiday rental by 1971 as noted in this link.  The link also provides many details about its history and restoration.


Purton Green:



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