Farmstead record MWN 012 - Farmstead: Blackbarn Farm

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Summary

Blackbarn Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os Map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular F-plan pattern. The farmhouse is attached to the agricultural range. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a loose farmstead cluster. There has been partial loss of buildings with the remaining no longer in use.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2389 5834 (31m by 27m)
Map sheet TM25NW
Civil Parish MONEWDEN, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Blackbarn Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os Map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular F-plan pattern. The farmhouse is attached to the agricultural range. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a loose farmstead cluster. There has been partial loss of buildings with the remaining no longer in use.

A historic building record was made of farm buildings at Blackbarn Farm in advance of proposals for conversion. The main glebe barn, a timber- framed and weatherboarded structure with 3 bays, was built shortly before 1840 and is relatively well preserved, and retains its original pantiled roof. A shed on the southern elevation is the sole surviving element of mid 19th century additions, and contains an internal partition consisting of re-used doors or 16th/17th century date. A shed to the north of the barn, containing three loose boxes for cattle, was added around 1900, at which time the main barn was probably converted into a store and mill for cattle feed. No structures were felt of sufficient age, rarity or architectural merit to warrant listing (S1).

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  • --- Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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.. 2011. Historic Building Record: Farm Buildings at Blackbarn Farm, Monewden, Suffolk..

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 1 2019 11:21AM

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