Site Event/Activity record ESF21147 - Historic Building Record - The Granary, Squirrells Farm, Gt Bricett

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Location BCG 011 The Granary, Squirrells Farm, Gt Bricett
Grid reference Centred TM 052 508 (10m by 12m)
Map sheet TM05SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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A historic building record was produced for a granary at Squirrells Farm, prior to its conversion and extension. Squirrells Farm was known until circa 2006 as Hill Farm or Hillhouse Farm. The original farmhouse is a grade II-listed building of the early-17th century and lies on the opposite side of the road. Hill Farm was a substantial tenanted holding in 1838 with 155 acres of land in Great Bricett alone, and was owned by Robert Partridge Esquire and occupied by John Squirrell; it is marked on Bryant's county map of 1825 as Squirrels Farm. The timber-framed and weatherboarded granary adjoins the western side of Offton Road, and is the only building on the site to survive from the 19th century. This building was moved as part of a major mid-19th century refurbishment of the farm complex in circa 1860-80 and its walls were raised in height by 1.2 m (4 ft) to accommodate a new grain floor. The early-19th century ceiling is supported by bolted knee-braces and an axial row of mid-19th century Sampson posts. The first-floor granary is reached by an external stair adjoining the southern gable in the standard manner (the present stair dating only from the mid-20th century). It preserves a complete series of six mid-19th century boarded grain bins with a central (axial) passage, although the gable entrance is offset to the east. Granaries of this kind were once commonplace, but most have been stripped of their fixtures and fittings and the grain bins at Squirrells Farm are among the best 19th century examples to survive in the region. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: Sitecode BCG 011 Planning Application No. Mid Suffolk 2127/08 HER event no. BCG 011 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Photographic Survey Reason for Investigation: monitoring, Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: None Current Land use: Other 2 - In use as a building Monument Type(s)/Period(s): GRANARY Post Medieval , CART SHED Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 100.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM056508 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 PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Report BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: The Granary, Squirrells Farm, Great Bricett, Suffolk BCG 011 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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  • --- Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2010. Historic Building Record: The Granary, Squirrells Farm, Great Bricett, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • The Granary, Squirrells Farm (Building)

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Mar 15 2019 12:44PM

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