Stockland Farmhouse was first built c1490 as an open hall, then extended and rebuilt as it is now c 1590. The old barn was built the same time as the original house. Stockland is typical of most of the old village houses, built as an open hall then altered to accommodate a fireplace with a chimney, allowing the hall to be floored over and rooms added. It was also much healthier because the smoke was removed. This has all been verified by a leading expert in timber framed buildings.