Farmstead record COK 060 - Farmstead: Brook Farm

Please read our .

Summary

Brook Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular courtyard L plan. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a private track in a loose farmstead cluster. This farmstead survives intact with conversion for residential use.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9180 5320 (70m by 68m)
Map sheet TL95SW
Civil Parish COCKFIELD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Brook Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular courtyard L plan. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a private track in a loose farmstead cluster. This farmstead survives intact with conversion for residential use. (S2-5)

19th C timber-framed threshing barn of 3 bays in the grounds of a 16th C farmhouse. The barn contains a large number of re-used timbers, dating from the 14th to the 18th centuries. It has been interpreted that the 16th C timbers would have come from a 16th C barn that once stood at the site (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 (5)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Aitkens, P.. 2010. A report on the Architectural History of the Barn at Brook Farm, Cockfield, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jun 16 2020 2:59PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.