Site Event/Activity record ESF21290 - Farm Buildings at Stanny House Farm Historic Building Record

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Location Farm Buildings at Stanny House Farm, High Street, Iken
Grid reference Centred TM 433 554 (38m by 35m)
Map sheet TM45NW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Stanny House Farm lies overlooking Iken Marshes adjoining the River Alde to the north and east. The site is of some antiquity and includes a timber-framed and thatched barn of the 16th century, but no buildings are listed. At the time of the1840 tithe survey the farm was 365 acres. The stable which is the subject of this report was almost certainly built by Sir Richard Wallace who purchased and refurbished the whole estate of which the farm was a part. The stable extends to 35.2m in length by 17m in width and consists of a two-storied northern range with a hay loft flanked by single-storied shelter-sheds serving a southern yard. The lower storey contains a pair of almost identical stables, one of which retains its original hay rack and manger with evidence of stall divisions (the latter probably secondary), separated by a central tack room with original harness hooks. The wall fabric is exceptionally well preserved, retaining its original loft windows incorporating wooden louvers operated by revolving spindles, although two additional loft doors have been inserted to the south. Despite its considerable historic interest as a major piece of Victorian estate architecture the building is probably not of sufficient national significance to meet the strict English Heritage criteria for listing in its own right. A historic buildings record was produced for this stable, prior to its conversion. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: HER event no. IKN 108 Sitecode IKN 108 Planning Application No. C/08/2115 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Measured Survey, Photographic Survey, Survey/Recording Of Fabric/Structure Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: None Current Land use: Other 3 - Built over Monument Type(s)/Period(s): STABLE Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 598.40 Square metres Grid Reference: TM433554 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: IKN 108 Contents: other Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service ID: IKN 108 Contents: other Media: Correspondence, Report BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Farm Buildings at Stanny House Farm, Iken, Suffolk, IKN 108, 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: Farm Buildings at Stanny House Farm, Iken, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Farmstead: Stanny House Farm (Brickkiln Farm) (Farmstead)

Record last edited

Jan 11 2012 3:11PM

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