Hacton Cruck

From dilapidated farm building to stunning historic holiday let

This timber frame hall house dates to late 14th century/ early 15th century. When built it consisted of four bays, however by the time of restoration only two bays remained. During its long history the house was converted into two cottages for farm labourers. By the 1960's it was no longer in residential use and was used as a storage facility by the nearby farm. 

Hacton Cruck
Hacton Cruck
Hacton Cruck

The Project

As restoration began, at least one of the bays had been lost and the building now sat near the boundary with a neighbouring property that would prevent the bay being reinstated.   So, in order to reinstate the Hall, the frame had to be moved 50 metres across the field. The house was raised and a steel frame inserted beneath. The house, sitting on the steel frame, was then moved to the position it is in today. The steel frame was removed, leaving the house sitting on the newly built stone plinth.  Architect - Jacqueline Demaus

Hacton Cruck

The Project

As restoration began, at least one of the bays had been lost and the building now sat near the boundary with a neighbouring property that would prevent the bay being reinstated.   So, in order to reinstate the Hall, the frame had to be moved 50 metres across the field. The house was raised and a steel frame inserted beneath. The house, sitting on the steel frame, was then moved to the position it is in today. The steel frame was removed, leaving the house sitting on the newly built stone plinth.  Architect - Jacqueline Demaus

Hacton Cruck
Hacton Cruck
Hacton Cruck
Hacton Cruck

The Project

As restoration began, at least one of the bays had been lost and the building now sat near the boundary with a neighbouring property that would prevent the bay being reinstated.   So, in order to reinstate the Hall, the frame had to be moved 50 metres across the field. The house was raised and a steel frame inserted beneath. The house, sitting on the steel frame, was then moved to the position it is in today. The steel frame was removed, leaving the house sitting on the newly built stone plinth.  Architect - Jacqueline Demaus

Historic Holiday Let

Hacton Cruck is now a luxury holiday let - www.hactoncruck.co.uk.  The owner writes extensively about the history of the house and its restoration; it makes for a fascinating read.

Hacton Cruck
Hacton Cruck
Hacton Cruck