Site Event/Activity record ESF21287 - Barn recording at Page's Green Farm, Wetheringsett: Historic Building Record

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Location

Location Barn At Page's Green Farm, Page's Green, Wetheringsett
Grid reference Centred TM 146 658 (32m by 18m)
Map sheet TM16NW
Civil Parish WETHERINGSETT-CUM-BROCKFORD, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

Technique(s)

Organisation

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service

Date

Not recorded.

Map

Description

Page's Green Farm lies in open countryside and adjoins a common that was formerly known as Wetheringsett Green. The small area which survived the enclosure was re-named Page's Green after Thomas Page the farm tenant as recorded on the tithe survey. At this date the farm was a modest tenanted holding of 39 acres with 1.75 'common rights' on the green. The timber-framed farmhouse contains an early-17th century parlour bay with ovolo-moulded windows which adjoins a possible older hall range, but appears to have been omitted from the Schedule of Listed Buildings. The timber-framed barn consists of a three-bay threshing barn with a central entrance and an integral single-bay stable with a hay loft. The pantiled roof structure is a late-19th century replacement but in other respects the fabric is unusually well preserved including the original internal partition and a gault-brick threshing floor. Although now weatherboarded the walls were initially rendered externally and substantial areas of wattle-and-daub and whitewashed clay render remain in situ. The barn is accordingly of considerable historic interest, representing a fine example of a typical Suffolk multi-function form in its original landscape context and merits listing at grade II. The western bay appears to have been converted into an additional stable before the end of the 17th century and was lit by a secondary window of similar form tothat on the upper storey of the farmhouse. A further timber-framed stable with a chaff box and hay loft was added to the western gable in the 19th century. A historic buildings record was produced for the barn prior to its conversion. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: Planning Application No. 1172/09 HER event no. WCB 066 Sitecode WCB 066 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 , STABLE Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 200.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM146658 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 Council Archaeological Service ID: WCB 066 Contents: other Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service ID: WCB 066 Contents: other Media: Correspondence, Report BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Barn at Page's Green Farm, Wetheringsett, Suffolk, WCB 066, Historic Building Record 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, two appendices (also available in pdf format)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2011. Historic Building Record: Barn at Page's Green Farm, Wetheringsett, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Barn at Page's Green Farm (Building)

Record last edited

Jan 11 2012 2:09PM

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