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Pepper Pot Houses

Pepper House North Lodge6The Pepper Pot Houses (or Mustard Pot Houses) were set on the entrance to Bucklesham Hall.  They were called North Lodge and South Lodge and were homes for the farm workers. 

Nacton resident John Norris recalls, "My father worked as a tractor driver for Mr Ravenshear and the Pot was for him and my mother to live in.  I don’t know how long they lived in it but I know they liked it. We are sure they lived in it around 1950. The North Lodge would officially be in Brightwell Village, and the South Lodge would have been Bucklesham, as the boundary between the two Parishes runs down the entrance to Bucklesham Hall and therefore between the two pots." 

Map of Lodges4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Evelyn Bloomfield recalls the two houses and many of the residents who lived there, "When Mr Bater farmed the land at Bucklesham Hall they used to collect their water from the well in 'Well Field' just opposite the Lodges.  I can remember one year working on the land harvesting, with my Father and some German POWs."

If you look closely you can see the well is marked with a 'W' on the map. 

If you have any more information about the Pepper Pot Houses, please contact the Parish Council Clerk at buckleshampc@gmail.com