Site Event/Activity record ESF20885 - Building Recording, Grange Farm, Hepworth

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Location Grange Farm, Hepworth
Grid reference Centred TL 989 749 (22m by 17m)
Map sheet TL97SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



The barn is a mid-18th century timber-framed structure in four bays which originally contained a three-bay open barn with a central threshing floor and a rear (northern) aisle, with a single-bay stable to the east. A photograph of circa 1950 shows a thatched and weatherboarded building of traditional appearance, but soon afterwards the roof structure was replaced, the entrance blocked and the exterior was rendered in cement (bearing the dates 1951 and 1952). At the same time the eastern gable was rebuilt in brick to contain vehicle doors, but the internal partition had already been removed as part of a major mid-19th century refurbishment which included the insertion of bolted knee-braces to replace the original arch-braces and the rebuilding of the rear wall in brick. The original studwork with diagonal primary-bracing now survives only to the south and west, and of the original 10 arcade-plate and tie-beam braces (all pegged and tenoned in the medieval tradition) only a single arcade-brace now remains. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Not known, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: Sitecode HEP 028 NMR No. 1536136 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Survey/Recording Of Fabric/Structure, Photographic Survey Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: None Current Land use: Other 2 - In use as a building Monument Type(s)/Period(s): BARN Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 150.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TL990750 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Edward Martin Director/Manager: David Gill Supervisor: Leigh Alston DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Report BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Barn at Grange Farm, Hepworth, Suffolk HEP 028 Historic Building Record Author(s)/Editor(s): Alston, L. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report Date: 2009 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: A4, white cover with colour photo (also available as PDF)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2009. Archaeological Record: Barn at Grange Farm, Hepworth, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Barn at Grange Farm, Hepworth (Building)

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Jan 19 2013 8:56AM

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