Farmstead record YAX 021 - Farmstead: White House Farm

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Summary

White House Farm, Yaxley. 17th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard E-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings, with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Significant loss (over 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a village.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1238 7450 (130m by 99m)
Map sheet TM17SW
Civil Parish YAXLEY, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

White House Farm displays the changing nature of farm life over approximately 400 years. The Farmhouse dates to the late 16th/early 17th C and is listed at Grade II. There are 2 threshing barns on site dating to the 17th C, though the roofs above the tie-beam were re-built in the 20th C and the E and W wings of the northernmost barn were re-built at the same time. The 18th C stable is a substantial timber-framed structure. Some alterations were made to the W elevation in the 20th C, but otherwise the structure remains whole.
Brick and pantiled cart sheds found to the W and far W of the site also date to the 18th C. A multi bayed and open fronted range of cattle stalls, enclosed stables and bull pen - all typical of the 19th C are also present (S1).

White House Farm, Yaxley. 17th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard E-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings, with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Significant loss (over 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a village (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 (8)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Belton, B.. 2010. Historical Appraisal: White House Farm, Yaxley, Suffolk. Building Recording.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Finnemore, M and Whiting, C. 2009. Cartsheds, White House Farm, Yaxley: Initial Site Appraisal.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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: 1842. Yaxley Tithe Map.

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Jun 11 2021 9:51AM

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