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SADBERGE HISTORY TRAIL

Point 5 – Hampass, Town Farm Field and The Buck Inn

Plaque

Introduction

Hampass, to the east of the church, is now a grassed area used for recreation.  It is included in the Sadberge History Trail because its changing use reflects part of the village's changing story.  It was, in the past, the site of village industry remembered as a pottery works.  There have been various working buildings on Hampass in earlier years and it was also part of Town Farm, which was sited to the east of Hampass on the field now known as Town Farm Field.  According to Lancaster Taylor (in his "History of Sadberge") there was a moat round the church.  Evidence of this was remembered in Hampass in the 1950s.

Surrounded by trees on three sides, Hampass is rich in wild life.  The church bank is covered in snowdrops in the spring and the borders are full of a range of wild flowers and grasses throughout the year.

Today, Hampass provides children with a central area for ball games, etc.  The Sedberg Anglo Saxon Farmers children's farming group have replicated some Saxon-style dwellings and farming down the side of the church wall.

To the east of Town Farm Field, on the other side of Middleton Road, is the old coaching house, now The Buck Inn, named after a benefactor to the village, Lord Buck.  Despite periods of closure of both the Three Tuns and The Buck Inn, they both remain currently as popular, thriving public houses.


Memories of Hampass

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Go back to Point 4 – St. Andrew's Church.       Go on to Point 6 – The Village Green.

For further information, contact Millie Scaife (01325-332020)

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