Building record WBY 024 - Farm buildings at the Rookery
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 2289 7135 (85m by 53m)|
|Civil Parish||WILBY, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (8)
- SHELTER SHED (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- HAY BARN (16th century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
- THRESHING BARN (16th century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
- STABLE (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- CART SHED (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- GRANARY (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- DAIRY (20th century - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)
- NISSEN HUT (20th century - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)
A historic building survey was carried out for a group of farm buildings, prior to their conversion. This group is set within the curtilage of Rookery Farmhouse, a 16th C timber-framed listed farmhouse, situated within a moated site. The group includes two 16th C timber-framed and weatherboarded barns of significant historic interest. Whilst both have been modified during the 19th C their original queen post roofs survive mainly in tact. Both consist of a 3 bay barn with an area of stabling at one end; above the stables are haylofts with diamond mullioned windows. It appears that one barn contained a threshing floor, whereas one was used as a hay barn, as indiated by its wide door which would have enabled access for hay carts. The threshing barn has evil averting symbols carved into its frame.
These barns have been incorporated into a 19th C farmstead consisting of a timber-framed and weatherboarded stable containing its original fittings, a timber-framed and weatherboarded 3 bay cartlodge with a granary above which appears to have been stained with red ochre and brick shelter sheds. Alsoe present is a 20th C brick dairy and a pair of nissen huts now used for storage (S1).
- <S1> SSF54230 Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2011. Heritage Asset Assessment: Barns at the Rookery, Wilby, Suffolk.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Jan 3 2012 2:39PM