Site Event/Activity record ESF21189 - Elms Farm Barn, Rissemere Lane East, Reydon

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Location Elms Farm Barn, Rissemere Lane East, Reydon, Suffolk.
Grid reference Centred TM 4938 7848 (35m by 38m)
Map sheet TM47NE



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In February 2008, Archaeological Solutions (AS) carried out a programme of historic building recording and archaeological monitoring and recording at Elms Farm Barn, Rissemere Lane East, Reydon, Suffolk. The recording was commissioned in advance of conversion of one barn and four outbuildings. The site has a low-moderate archaeological potential for prehistoric remains. Roman occupation appears to be limited. It is likely that the settlement of Reydon existed in the Anglo-Saxon period, and that medieval Reydon was moderate in size. Cartographic evidence indicated structures present on the site in 1839. The buildings comprise a four-bay timber-framed barn, with brick outbuildings forming an enclosed courtyard. Constructional characeristics of the barn indicate a 17th century date. The wall panels utilise primary bracing, a system usually found from the 18th century onwards, which together suggest a date for construction in the latter half of the 17th century, and thus probably contemporary with the listed Elms Farmhouse. Later augmentation comprised 18th century underpinning with a boundary wall established to the east. The early-mid 19th century saw the existing outbuildings constructed, and the two outshuts that flank the barn are of a similar date. Minor alterations occurred in the 20th century with the insertion of steel-framed windows in the outbuilds and the replacement of the original roofing material of the barn. One small posthole was recorded during the monitoring and recording. This was tentatively assigned to the later post medieval period, and it may be associated with the construction of outbuildings in the early 19th century. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: Contracting Unit No. P3029 Sitecode REY 061 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Photographic Survey, Survey/Recording Of Fabric/Structure Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG15 Site status: None Current Land use: Transport and Utilities 3 - Utilities Monument Type(s)/Period(s): BARN (17TH CENTURY) Post Medieval , OUTBUILDINGS (19TH CENTURY) Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 0.40 Hectares Grid Reference: TM49447847 Point Height 5.00 - 10.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Organisation: Archaeological Solutions Ltd Brief originator: SCC Design originator: Jon Murray Director/Manager: Jon Murray Supervisor: Tansy Collins, Walter McCall PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Archaeological Store Contents: Stratigraphic Media: Context sheet, Photograph, Plan, Section, Unpublished Text BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Elms Farm Barn, Rissemere Lane East, Reydon, Suffolk: An historic building recording and archaeological monitoring and recording. Author(s)/Editor(s): Collins, T., Prosser, L., Unger, S. Other Bibliographic Details: AS Report No: 3030 Date: 2008 Issuer/Publisher: Archaeological Solutions Place of Issue or Publication: Hertford Description: A4 ringbound document

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  • --- Unpublished document: Collins, T.,Lamprey, C. and Prosser, L.. 2008. Elms Farm Barn, Rissemere Lane East, Reydon, Suffolk: Historic building recording and archaeological monitoring and recording.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Elms Farm Barn (Building)

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Nov 30 2011 9:51AM

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