Site Event/Activity record ESF20909 - Farm buildings at Tannington Lodge, Tannington

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Location Farm buildings at Tannington Lodge
Grid reference Centred TM 2539 6776 (51m by 40m)
Map sheet TM26NE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Tannington Lodge occupies an exceptionally well-preserved moated site in open countryside approximately 1 km east of the parish church. The property was known as Moat Farm at the beginning of the 19th century but may be equated with the medieval manor of Osberns and appears to lie within a much larger rectangular enclosure of a type associated with high-status settlement. The present farmhouse is a grade II-listed building dated in the Schedule to the 17th century but possibly older. The timber-framed and weatherboarded farm buildings form a picturesque group which complements the medieval landscape but are not of special historic interest in themselves. They include a mid-19th century threshing barn of five bays with an 18th century porch that belonged to its predecessor and a stable that probably remains in situ from the 17th century but was largely rebuilt in the mid-19th century. A shelter-shed of brick and timber was added to the site in the late-19th century and two open sheds adjoining the stable are additions or reconstructions of the mid-20th century. The barn retains part of a staggered butt-purlin roof that was designed for its present pantiles but the steeply pitched roof of the stable, which retains evidence of red-ochre pigment beneath the late-19th century tar of its weatherboarding, was initially thatched. Both structures were heavily altered in the 20th century and the hay loft of the stable had largely collapsed by the time of inspection. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: Sitecode TNN 014 HER event no. TNN 014 Planning Application No. Mid Suffolk 2063/07 NMR No. 1536570 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Photographic Survey Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: None, curtilage of a 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 975.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM25396776 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, Survey PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Report BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: The Farm Buildings, Tannington Lodge, Tannington, Suffolk TNN 014 : 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 Record: The Farm Buildings, Tannington Lodge, Tannington, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • The Farm Buildings, Tannington Lodge, Tannington (Building)

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Apr 19 2011 9:06AM

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