Farmstead record BRH 052 - Farmstead: Manor Farm (Barham Hall Farm)

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Summary

Manor Farm (Barham Hall Farm), Barham. 16th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard U-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a hamlet.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1417 5104 (142m by 96m)
Map sheet TM15SW
Civil Parish BARHAM, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

A historic building record was made of farm buildings at Manor Farm prior to conversion to residential use. The most important building within the group is a large and high quality timber framed 5-bay barn of probable 16th century date, surviving in unusually good condition. The barn is semi-aisled on the west side, and is thought to have been originally plastered rather than daubed. During the latter 19th century, other buildings were added to form a courtyard arrangement, including a 19th century timber framed lean-to, a brick cowhouse, shelter shed and stable of Victorian date, reflecting the shift towards Victorian High Farming (S1).

Manor Farm (Barham Hall Farm), Barham. 16th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard U-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a hamlet (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 (7)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Letch, A.. 2010. Level II Historic Building Record: Manor Farm, Church Lane, Barham, Suffolk..
  • <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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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: 1840. Barham Tithe Map and Apportionment.

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Record last edited

Jan 14 2020 10:55AM

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