Farmstead record SEN 065 - Farmstead: Brook Farm

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Summary

Brook Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a U-plan with the farmhouse detached and set side on to the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a village location. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with modern sheds to the side.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3202 8271 (51m by 64m)
Map sheet TM38SW
Civil Parish ALL SAINTS AND ST NICHOLAS, SOUTH ELMHAM, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Brook Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a U-plan with the farmhouse detached and set side on to the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a village location. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with modern sheds to the side.

Grade II* 16th C timber-framed Yeoman's farmhouse with a queen post roof. Despite 19th and 20th C alterations and changes to the layout of the building, surviving 19th C plaster may preserve original painted decoration. The building would orignally have had oriel and mullion windows.

A 16th C timber-framed threshing barn with a queen post roof also stands at the site, with its original doors still in tact. The barn originally had 6 bays, although the most southerly bay was demolished and in the 19th C a brick stable was constructed in its place. The stable re-uses a number of Tudor bricks, possibly from an earlier stable 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)

  • --- Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2008. Outline Historical Survey: Brook Farm, St Nicholas South Elmham, Suffolk.

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Nov 28 2019 9:12AM

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