Site Event/Activity record ESF21033 - Barn recording at Blackbarn Farm, Monewden

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Location MWN 012 Barn at Blackbarn Farm, Monewden
Grid reference TM 239 583 (point)
Map sheet TM25NW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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Blackbarn Farm lies immediately south of the parish church and the former Rectory. The site contains a timber-framed, weatherboarded and pantiled barn of three bays together with a series of attached sheds, but it lacks a farmhouse as it formerly served the 54 acres of glebe land belonging to the Rectory. The main barn dates from the second quarter of the 19th century and was newly built when depicted on the tithe map in 1840. It preserves its original roof structure of staggered butt-purlins with bolted knee-braces to the tie-beams, and its wall fabric remains largely intact, but most of its external cladding has been renewed. The original half-hung entrance doors also survive in the northern elevation of the central bay. A pantiled shed which contains an unusual internal partition consisting chiefly of re-used late-16th and 17th centuries moulded doors, is all that remains of a complex of sheds and animal yards added in the mid-19th century,. This shed appears to have formed a stable and tack room and preserves a 19th century brick floor and wooden corner hay-rack. A second pantiled shed containing three loose boxes for cattle was added to the north of the barn in circa 1900, obstructing the aforementioned entrance doors. The barn was converted into a cattle-feed store and mill at the same time by inserting a ceiling and grain floor (now removed). Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: Sitecode MWN 012 Planning Application No. C/08/1399 NMR No. 1545436 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 500.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM239583 Point Height 51.00 - 52.00 metres 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: Farm Buildings at Blackbarn Farm, Monewden, Suffolk, MWN 012: Historic building report Author(s)/Editor(s): 'Alston, L.' Date: 2011 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Shire Hall, Bury St Edmunds Description: SCCAS client report, A4 soft bound colour

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  • Farmstead: Blackbarn Farm (Farmstead)

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Jun 14 2012 5:32PM

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