Flatford hamlet, Suffolk, has many interesting tales to tell. Help the National Trust ensure it's future by discovering its past.
Flatford Mill lies in the heart of the hamlet. The imposing red-brick, Grade I listed, building appeared in a number of John Constable's paintings.
Willy Lott's House is most famous for being depicted in Constable's The Hay Wain painting.
Nestled on the banks of the River Stour, Bridge Cottage features in several of John Constable’s paintings.
Flatford Granary was originally a wool store serving Flatford Fulling Mill.
Later it became a grain store.
Valley Farm was built in the early 15th-century and is looking today much as it did 600 years ago.
Early records describe a mill involved in 'fulling' cloth and it was called Flotfordmelle.
For nearly a hundred years from 1742 to 1846 Flatford Mill was owned by members of the Constable family.
Follow the history of the mill as a working mill untill 1900 and thereafter as a private residence until 1943 when it was acquired by the National Trust and leased to the Field Study Council in 1946.