Site Event/Activity record ESF20908 - Green Farm, Wetheringsett

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Location Green Barn
Grid reference Centred TM 1239 6448 (43m by 34m)
Map sheet TM16SW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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Of the farm buildings shown on the Ordnance Surveys of 1885 and 1904, which included a large barn, only a clay-lump stable with pantiled roof now survives. This dates from circa 1850 and was not shown on the 1841 tithe map, although it incorporates parts of a late-18th or early-19th century flint shed. Single-storied cattle sheds to the north date from circa 1920 and are not of historic significance. The stable formerly adjoined a horse yard on the south, with an open-sided shelter to the west, a pond to the south and the barn to the east. It reflects the usual layout of its period, with a central yard door flanked by two windows and a hay loft with a loading door in the eastern gable. A hay rack and manger lay against the northern elevation beneath a loading vent in the loft floor. The interior was stripped of its fixtures and fittings when block-work stalls for calves or pigs were inserted in the mid-20th century, and part of the loft has been removed, but the building is otherwise well preserved and of considerable interest. Of particular importance is an unusually extensive array of circular apotropaic circles incised into the internal walls close to the loft window and loading door, and a series of clay drainage pipes in the rear wall. These pipes were presumably designed to ventilate the hay rack and may be unique. Despite its interest the building does not meet the strict English Heritage criteria for listing. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: HER event no. WCB 065 Planning Application No. Mid Suffolk 27/11/06 Sitecode WCB 065 NMR No. 1536574 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Photographic Survey, Survey/Recording Of Fabric/Structure Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: None Current Land use: Other 3 - Built over Monument Type(s)/Period(s): STABLE Post Medieval , SHED Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 666.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM12396448 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 BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Green Farm, Wetheringsett, Suffolk WCB 065 : 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)

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  • Farmstead: Green Farm (Farmstead)

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Mar 11 2022 6:08PM

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