Monument record RMB 014 - The Barn, Pear Tree Farm, Rumburgh

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Early 17th century barn, 19th century lean-to building and stable, also an 18th century timber framed stable that lies between the farmhouse and the barn.


Grid reference Centred TM 3647 8195 (14m by 20m)
Map sheet TM38SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The farmhouse is a grade II-listed timber-framed structure dating in part from the mid-16th century and in part from the early-17th century. The timber-framed barn is probably contemporary with the later part of the house, and is a typical example of its period with three bays and a central entrance in its eastern elevation. The walls were originally rendered externally, but are now weatherboarded, and its roof is a low-pitched replacement of the 20th century covered with corrugated asbestos. The original barn would have been steeply pitched for thatch at 55 degrees like that of the farmhouse. A 19th century lean-to shed with 20th century alterations extends the length of the rear, western elevation, and a small 19th century brick stable and hayloft adjoins the southern gable. No historic fixtures or fittings survive in the brick stable, but an 18th century timber-framed stable and hayloft which lies between the barn and farmhouse retains an unusually low hay rack and manger that may been designed for cattle. (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2008. Building Recording Report: The Barn, Pear Tree Farm, Rumburgh, Suffolk.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 5 2019 4:36PM

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