Farmstead record WSS 019 - Farmstead: Rumburgh Place Farm

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Summary

Rumburgh Place Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular U-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a loose farmstead cluster. There has been a partial loss of working buildings.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3523 8021 (108m by 123m)
Map sheet TM38SE
Civil Parish WISSETT, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Rumburgh Place Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular U-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a loose farmstead cluster. There has been a partial loss of working buildings. (S1-4)

Principle barn: The main section of the building is timber-framed barn with feather edged timber exterior , constructed upon a 17th C brick plinth. It contains 3 bays and is a threshing barn of the early 17th C, but underwent various remodelling during the 18th C. This included the addition of an entrance porch and a typical 18th C extension. There is distinct evidence of 20th C repairs, and is now covered in corrugated iron.

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 (5)

  • --- Unpublished document: Belton, B.. 2010. Historical and Architectural Statement In Respect of Residential Barn Conversion At Rumburgh Place Farm Barn, nr. Wissett..
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S4> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.

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Feb 1 2020 8:43AM

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