Farmstead record WKB 039 - Farmstead: Brookhouse Farm

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Summary

Brookhouse Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a dispersed plan and sits alongside a public road in a hamlet location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings with the remaining converted for residential use.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7573 5415 (103m by 114m)
Map sheet TL75SE
Civil Parish WICKHAMBROOK, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Brookhouse Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a dispersed plan and sits alongside a public road in a hamlet location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings with the remaining converted for residential use. (S3-6)

Manor House Barn dates to the 18th C with 19th C additions. It is timber-framed and listed at grade II and originally consisted of 3 bays. Although some timbers have been damaged by water entry, the structure remains unusually complete with exception of the reconstruction of the rear porch and insertion of a pitching door high in the S-W gable.
Graffiti showing the initials TL - likely the initials of the carpenter who completed the barn in 1753. Whilst most of the timbers were new, some have been re-used from a number of mullioned windows that would have originally come from a house of some status.

19th C outbuildings on site re-use timbers from previous buildings.

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 (6)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Henry, K; Smith, L.. 2010. Barn at Manor House, Wickham Street, Wickhambrook, Suffolk; Archaeological Record.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Aitkens, P.. 2007. A report on the architectural history of a barn at Manor House, Wickham Street, Wickhambrook.
  • <3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.

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Record last edited

May 2 2020 7:38AM

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