Farmstead record IKN 108 - Farmstead: Stanny House Farm (Brickkiln Farm)

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Summary

Brickkiln Farm Is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed OS map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular E-plan and a regular U-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yards. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with large scale modern infrastructure now on site.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4338 5539 (214m by 210m)
Map sheet TM45NW
Civil Parish IKEN, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Brickkiln Farm Is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed OS map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular E-plan and a regular U-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yards. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with large scale modern infrastructure now on site.

Stanny House Farm lies overlooking Iken Marshes adjoining the River Alde to the north and east. The site is of some antiquity and includes a timber-framed and thatched barn of the 16th century, but no buildings are listed. At the time of the1840 tithe survey the farm was 365 acres. The stable which is the subject of this report was almost certainly built by Sir Richard Wallace who purchased and refurbished the whole estate of which the farm was a part. The stable extends to 35.2m in length by 17m in width and consists of a two-storied northern range with a hay loft flanked by single-storied shelter-sheds serving a southern yard. The lower storey contains a pair of almost identical stables, one of which retains its original hay rack and manger with evidence of stall divisions (the latter probably secondary), separated by a central tack room with original harness hooks. The wall fabric is exceptionally well preserved, retaining its original loft windows incorporating wooden louvers operated by revolving spindles, although two additional loft doors have been inserted to the south. Despite its considerable historic interest as a major piece of Victorian estate architecture the building is probably not of sufficient national significance to meet the strict English Heritage criteria for listing in its own right. A historic buildings record was produced for this stable, prior to its conversion (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 (4)

  • --- 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.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2011. Historic Building Record: Farm Buildings at Stanny House Farm, Iken, Suffolk.

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Record last edited

Sep 12 2019 12:15PM

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