Farmstead record FLN 089 - Farmstead: Retreat Farm

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Summary

Retreat Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular E-plan with additional attached ranges. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. This farmstead survives intact with modern sheds on the side.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3260 8531 (161m by 187m)
Map sheet TM38NW
Civil Parish FLIXTON (NEAR BUNGAY), WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Retreat Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular E-plan with additional attached ranges. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. This farmstead survives intact with modern sheds on the side.

A historic building record was made of farm buildings at Retreat Farm in advance of proposals for conversion. The red-brick yard complex dates from the mid 19th century, and its layout and appearance reflects the agricultural revolution of the 1850s and 60s. The complex includes a granary of typical East Anglian form, an earlier 19th century thatched barn of 5 bays, and a single-storied stable. The stable contains many original features, together with a complete set of 19th century painted name plates above the stable doors, and an incised drawing of a horse. Despite the historic interest of the complex, the buildings were not sufficient completeness or rarity to merit listing in their own right (S1 & S2)

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)

  • --- Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • --- Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2010. Historic Building Record: Farm Buildings at Retreat Farm, Flixton, Suffolk..
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Maycock, T. 2002. Retreat Farm, Flixton.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 4 2019 10:58AM

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