TYLEHOUSE - Mortgage by way of Lease
This Indenture made the Nine and Twentieth Day of September in the Year of Our Lord, One thousand seven hundred and forty two…between Sir Robert Kemp of Ubbeston in the County of Suffolk, Baronet of the Manor of Ubbeston in the said County of the one part, and John Grinling of Huntingfield in the said County, yeoman of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Sir Robert Kemp for and in consideration of the sum of Five hundred Pounds of lawful money of Great Britain…hath devised, granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth demise, grant, bargain and sell unto the said John Grinling…and that Tenement of him, the said Sir Robert Kemp wherein Thomas Balls doth now inhabit and dwell, situate in Haveningham…together with the outhouses, edifices, buildings, barns, stables, yards, gardens and orchards thereto belonging, and also all that messuage and tenement situate in Ubbeston aforesaid, commonly called or known by the name of Tylehouse Tenement … with the outhouses, yards, gardens orchards and moates thereto belonging,and also all those eight severall pieces or parcells of land, meadow and pasture to the said messuages or tenements belonging, commonly called or known by the names of Barn Pightle, Haveningham Close, The Long Meadow, The Twelve Acre Close, The Home Close, Great Tylehouse Hill, Little Tylehouse Hill and the Pightle called the Woody Pightle… as the same contain together in the whole Sixty One Acres and Four Perches… And also all that piece of land or pasture lying and being in Ubbeston aforesaid now or late called The Green Close. Researched by Ruth Downing at Ipswich Record Office Doc:HA12/B4/15/32
Ruth Downing was born and raised on Hill Farm on the borders of Ubbeston and Heveningham, once called Fishers Farm. From her research she concluded that the abovementioned land formed part of the farm. She conjectured that the Tylehouse was at the top of Clay Hill as it flattens out. The hill going down towards the present Ubbeston Hall is called Taylor's Hill (mentioned in the Tithe Apportionment 1840) and Ruth believes this to be a corruption of Tylehouse.
The Green Close in the above document could well be an enclosure of the former green and Ruth believes it would lie where our sign now stands. It is interesting to note that it is described as land or pasture, supporting the theory.