Site Event/Activity record ESF20890 - Historic Building Recording, Barningham Park, Bardwell

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Location Barningham Park
Grid reference Centred TL 942 778 (51m by 121m)
Map sheet TL97NW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Barningham Park comprises a two barn complex; each consists of a threshing barn with attached animal yards and sheds. The southern barn is listed at grade II and dated in the Schedule to the early-18th century but is in fact an impressive six-bay 'Napoleonic barn' of circa 1800 with two threshing floors that was built to serve the new arable farm. The barn survives largely intact with a full complement of tie-beam braces and a butt-purlin roof. The external walls retain their distinctive 'two-tier' original cladding of render above weatherboarding. A series of cattle yards and sheds was added to both elevations in the mid-19th century when mixed animal husbandry replaced intensive cereal production. The northern barn was built in a single phase in circa 1850 and represents an elegant and unusually complete High Victorian yard complex of flint with glazed pantiles. It consists of a three-bay timber-framed threshing barn adjoining a yard enclosed by single-storied flint ranges to east and west. The western range contained stabling and the eastern range was probably designed as an open shelter but was enclosed in the late-19th century to form a pair of cow-sheds which retain good floors and boarded cattle stalls. The roof of the barn contains staggered butt-purlins with straight braces to its tie-beams in a manner more usually associated with the early-19th century but the building is not shown on the tithe map of 1839. It retains a brick threshing floor and a series of apotropaic marks on the internal plaster. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: Sitecode BAR 077 HER event no. BAR 077 NMR No. 1536101 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Measured Survey, Photographic Survey, Survey/Recording Of Fabric/Structure Reason for Investigation: Planning condition Site status: Listed Building 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 2850.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TL942777 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, Survey, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Report, Survey BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: The Barns, Barningham Park, Bardwell, Suffolk BAR 077 Historic Building Record Author(s)/Editor(s): Alston, L. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report Date: 2010 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: A4, comb bound, white cover with colour photo (also available as PDF)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2010. Historic Building Report: The Barns, Barningham Park, Bardwell..

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Farmstead: Barningham Park (Farmstead)

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Feb 11 2020 11:15AM

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