Farmstead record FNN 018 - Farmstead: Rookery Farm

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Summary

Rookery Farm, Finningham. 18th century farmstead and 15th century farmhouse. Loose courtyard two-sided 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 0576 7063 (80m by 67m)
Map sheet TM07SE
Civil Parish FINNINGHAM, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (8)

Full Description

A historic assessment was carried out for a 18th C barn in the grounds of Rookery Farmhouse, a 16th C timber-framed farmhouse, prior to its conversion. The 5 bay timber-framed and weatherboarded threshing barn which sits on a brick plinth has a number of 19th and 20th C alterations, and whilst some areas are in need of repair, others remain in good condition.

There is also a 19th C timber-framed cartshed, and there was also once a 19th C clay lump stable and a cartshed but these have since been demolished. A number of 20th C structures also stand at this site, making it a good example of a developing farmstead (S1).

Rookery Farm, Finningham. 18th century farmstead and 15th century farmhouse. Loose courtyard two-sided 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 Unpublished document: Brian Belton. 2011. Historical and archaeological statement: in respect of residential barn conversion at Rookery Farm, Finningham, 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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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: 1839. Finningham Tithe and Apportionment.

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Record last edited

Apr 8 2020 2:05PM

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