Our Homes

1960's image of Saxham Cottage

The image shows an artist’s impression of Saxham Cottage as it was in the 1960’s. A house has stood here since at least 1840, and possibly earlier, but it has undergone many changes.

Manors, Halls, farms or houses.

With the 1930’s Boundary changes many homes that had been in Stowupland found themselves in Stowmarket. There are over 30 listed properties in Stowupland, one is Grade11*.

  • Manorsthere have been some 6 manors which held lands across Stowupland eg Thorney, Thorney Lezens, Mumpliers with Braziers, Columbyne, Th Keebles, Th Campsey .In the 16th century Saxham Street was held by Gipping Manor. (images)
  • Halls -some have been demolished e.g. Thorney Hall, some still exist as family homes eg Columbine Hall,  others have become businesses e.g. Stowupland Hall.(images)
  • Farms and farmhouses – more than 30  farms are known from the 1840 Tithe apportionment. A few remain as working farms but Some have left left no trace. in other  cases the farmhouse remains but no farm . Please bear with us as we post details.(images)
  • 20th century homes – the start of Stowupland’s estates, eg The Heights, Columbine bungalows