Site Event/Activity record ESF20888 - Historic Building Recording at Warren Hill Farm, Warren Hills, Brome

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Location Farm Buildings at Warren Hill Farm, Warren hill
Grid reference Centred TM 144 777 (21m by 46m)
Map sheet TM17NW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Warren Hill Farm lies in open countryside approximately 1.2 km north of St Mary's church. The former farmhouse probably dates from the 17th century but is not listed and represents only a fraction of the building shown on earlier maps. At the time of the tithe survey in 1839 the farm was a substantial tenanted arable holding on the estate of General Sir Edward Kerrison of Oakley Park in Hoxne, with 156 acres in Brome and more in Oakley. The timber-framed and rendered barn to the west of the farmhouse consists of a linear range of 30.5 metres beneath a uniform pantiled roof. It contains a threshing barn of four principal bays and a rear porch to the north and a contemporary stable to the south. The stable was built with a hay loft but most of this has been removed. The framing is typical of the early- to mid-19th century and probably reflects the enclosure of local heathland in response to the high price of grain during the Napoleonic wars. The porch and a small section of the barn's eastern wall survive from a mid-17th century predecessor which appears to have flanked a courtyard in front of the farmhouse. The building has lost its original roof and much of the lower storey has been rebuilt in brick or cement block-work. The chief points of interest are now the surviving sections of 17th century fabric and the original whitewashed external render preserved in an adjoining shelter shed to the west. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: Planning Application No. Mid Suffolk 0926/07 Sitecode BRM 016 HER event no. BRM 016 NMR No. 1536111 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Photographic Survey Reason for Investigation: Planning condition 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 700.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM144777 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: Survey Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Survey Media: Report BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Barn at Warren Farm, Warren Hill, Brome: Historic Building Record Author(s)/Editor(s): 'Alston, L.' Date: 2010 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Shire Hall, Bury St Edmunds Description: SCCAS client report , soft bound, A4 ,colour

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2010. Historic Building Record, Barn at Warren Hill Farm, Brome, Suffolk..

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Barn, Warren Hill Farm (Building)

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Nov 16 2017 2:22PM

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