Farmstead record SAS 021 - Farmstead: Westwick Farm

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Summary

Westwick Farm, Stoke Ash. 17th century farmstead and 19th century farmhouse with converted buildings. Regular courtyard multi-yard plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Significant loss (over 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within an isolated position.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1150 7158 (95m by 51m)
Map sheet TM17SW
Civil Parish STOKE ASH, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

The redundant farm buildings lie to the N of the farmhouse, an unlisted 17th C building. They represent the fragmented western range of a much larger complex, which has been demolished.

Brick Granary and Open-sided Shelter: Found in the N-W corner of the complex. Made of red brick and extends 13m in length and spans 10.5m. Pan-tiled, shallow pitched pentice roofs, sealed by lath-and-plaster - a relatively expensive method. Original shuttered windows and a pair of opposing doors. The door to the S gable of the shelter gives access to the 17th C shed. A rare purpose built store with raised floors and doors. C. 1860.

17th C enclosed shed: weather boarded shed with a corrugated iron roof. Rare 17th C timber framed structure. Important as shows the nature of early animal housing. Roof rebuilt in the 19th C. N end truncated by the granary. Probably a cow shed as original ceiling (usually evident on 17th C stables) is missing. 19 ft by 14ft. Oak frame fully tenoned and pegged in the Medieval tradition. C. 1640, but possibly older. Possible wattle and daub.

Brick sheds: apparently contemporary with the granary (S1).

Westwick Farm, Stoke Ash. 17th century farmstead and 19th century farmhouse with converted buildings. Regular courtyard multi-yard plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Significant loss (over 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within an isolated position (S2-7).

Recorded as part of the Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project. This is a purely desk-based study and no site visits were undertaken. These records are not intended to be a definitive assessment of these buildings. Dating reflects their presence at a point in time on historic maps and there is potential for earlier origins to buildings and farmsteads. This project highlights a potential need for a more in depth field study of farmstead to gather more specific age data.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2007. Archaeological Record: Westwick Barns, Stoke Ash, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
  • <S7> Map: 1841. Stoke Ash Tithe Map.

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Record last edited

Mar 30 2021 2:01PM

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