Farmstead record WYB 076 - Farmstead: Oak Farm

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Summary

Oak Farm, Weybread. 16th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard L-shaped 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 loose farmstead cluster

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2260 7973 (70m by 88m)
Map sheet TM27NW
Civil Parish WEYBREAD, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

16th C grade II listed farmhouse and a 16th C barn. The timber-framed farmhouse which is encased in brick and has a tiled roof was originally a 3 bay dwelling. During the 20th the house was converted into a pair of cottages. A fire in 2009resulted in extensive loss of the historic fabric of this structure, although much of the 16th C frame survived.

The timber-framed barn which sits on a brick plinth is likely to have been constructed in the 16th C at the same time as the house. It was originally a 4 bay threshing barn, however sometime after 1885 the structure was reduced in size. During the 19th C a number of lean to were also added. The majority of the purlin roof survives intact although some areas have been repaired using re-used timbers. The barn itself is in need of repair (S1).

Oak Farm, Weybread. 16th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard L-shaped 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 loose farmstead cluster (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 Unpublished document: Nicholas Jacob Architects. 2012. Oak Farm Cottages, Weybread: Heritage Statement.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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. Weybread Tithe Map.

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Record last edited

Jun 9 2021 3:55PM

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