Farmstead record SBK 034 - Farmstead: Red House Farm

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Summary

Red House Farm, Stradbroke. 19th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard multi-yard plan formed by working agricultural buildings with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Significant loss (lover 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within an isolated position.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2574 7491 (80m by 125m)
Map sheet TM27SE
Civil Parish STRADBROKE, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Red House Farm lies in open arable countryside on the western side of the Fressingfield Road, approximately 2 km east of Stradbroke village. The unlisted farmhouse is ostensibly a red brick structure of the mid-19th century but lies within the remains of what appears to be a medieval moat. At the time of the tithe survey in 1841 it formed a modest tenanted farm with 79 acres. The granary is a red brick and pantiled structure which is shown on the Ordnance Survey of 1884 but not the tithe map of 1841 and is probably contemporary with the farmhouse. It represents a typical East Anglian example of its period, with an open-sided cart lodge on the ground floor (facing east towards the site entrance) and the remains on boarded grain bins on the first floor. The granary was originally reached in the usual manner by an external stair against the southern gable, but is now entered from within. The building is relatively well preserved, with evidence of original red and grey pigment to its timbers and three original louvered windows, each with the remains of vertically hinged internal shutters, but is not of sufficient age or rarity to merit listing (S1).

Red House Farm, Stradbroke. 19th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard multi-yard plan formed by working agricultural buildings with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Significant loss (lover 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.. 2009. Archaeological Record: The Granary, Red House Farm, Stradbroke, 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: 1840. Stradbroke Tithe Map.

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Record last edited

Apr 7 2021 10:04AM

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