Site Event/Activity record ESF21174 - Barn at Lake Farmhouse, Rougham, Heritage Asset Assessment

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Location Lake Farm, Rougham
Grid reference Centred TL 903 615 (22m by 16m)
Map sheet TL96SW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



A historic asset assessment was carried out for a barn at Lake Farm, prior to its conversion. Lake Farm lies 0.5 km west of Rougham Green. The farmhouse is timber-framed and thatched and is reported to date from the mid-17th century. The property was shown on the 1813 enclosure map with a barn on the same site as the present timber-framed and weatherboarded structure of five bays, but its outline differs significantly and the surviving fabric probably represents a rebuilding of circa 1820. Much of the framing, which incorporates arch-braced tie-beams flanking the central threshing bay in the medieval tradition, may have been re-used from its predecessor, including dressed stone of probable medieval origin. The barn retains its original southern door jambs together with a rear lean-to designed to extend the length of the threshing floor, and is typical of the many built in Suffolk during/immediately after the Napoleonic wars. However, key elements of the structure have been lost and it no longer meets the criteria for listing: the original roof was replaced in the mid-20th century and much of the eastern gable was removed. The external cladding and entrance doors also date from 20th century refurbishment, although some good 19th century boarding survives within the rear lean-to and two of the four arch-braces remain intact. A building adjoining the barn's western gable may have been a contemporary stable and granary but was entirely rebuilt in recent years, while the former shelter-shed attached to its southern elevation is a mid-19th century addition which has been converted into loose boxes and also re-roofed. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: HER event no. RGH 061 Sitecode RGH 061 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Measured Survey, Photographic Survey, Survey/Recording Of Fabric/Structure Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPS Current Land use: Other 2 - In use as a building Monument Type(s)/Period(s): THRESHING BARN Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 696.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TL903615 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 ID: RGH 061 Contents: other Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: RGH 061 Contents: other Media: Report BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Barn at Lake Farm, Rougham, Suffolk, RGH 061, Heritage Asset Assessment Author(s)/Editor(s): Alston, L. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report Date: 2011 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: A4, comb bound, white cover with colour photograph, one appendix (also available as pdf)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2011. Historic Asset Assessment: Barn at Lake Farm, Rougham, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Barn at Lake Farm (Building)

Record last edited

Nov 28 2011 10:31AM

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