Farmstead record WCB 066 - Farmstead: Page's Green Farm

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Summary

Page's Green Farm, Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford. 17th century farmstead and farmhouse with converted buildings. Loose courtyard two-sided plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is detached facing gable onto the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a hamlet.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1462 6589 (72m by 65m)
Map sheet TM16NW
Civil Parish WETHERINGSETT-CUM-BROCKFORD, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Page's Green Farm lies in open countryside and adjoins a common that was formerly known as Wetheringsett Green. The small area which survived the enclosure was re-named Page's Green after Thomas Page the farm tenant as recorded on the tithe survey. At this date the farm was a modest tenanted holding of 39 acres with 1.75 'common rights' on the green. The timber-framed farmhouse contains an early-17th century parlour bay with ovolo-moulded windows which adjoins a possible older hall range.

The 17th C timber-framed barn consists of a three-bay threshing barn with a central entrance and an integral single-bay stable with a hay loft. The pantiled roof structure is a late-19th century replacement but in other respects the fabric is unusually well preserved including the original internal partition and a gault-brick threshing floor. Although now weatherboarded the walls were initially rendered externally and substantial areas of wattle-and-daub and whitewashed clay render remain in situ. The barn is accordingly of considerable historic interest, representing a fine example of a typical Suffolk multi-function form in its original landscape context and merits listing at grade II. The western bay appears to have been converted into an additional stable before the end of the 17th century and was lit by a diamond-mullioned window of similar form to that on the upper storey of the farmhouse. A further timber-framed stable with a chaff box and hay loft was added to the western gable in the 19th century. A historic buildings record was produced for the barn prior to its conversion (S1)

Page's Green Farm, Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford. 17th century farmstead and farmhouse with converted buildings. Loose courtyard two-sided plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is detached facing gable onto 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: Alston, L.. 2011. Historic Building Record: Barn at Page's Green Farm, Wetheringsett, 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: 1841. Wetheringsett cum Brockford Tithe Map.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 12 2021 12:42PM

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