Farmstead record HSK 105 - Farmstead: Home Farm

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Summary

Home Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular U-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a private track in an isolated location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings with modern sheds on site and to the side. The buildings are arranged around two open-fronted yards with internal access between them. Map and structural indicate that the barn is the earliest component, dating from the late 17th century with two mid-19th century open-fronted sheds attached to the SW elevation. The buildings forming the second yard date from the later 19th century, together with a monopitch shelter which was added in the 20th century.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2554 5068 (148m by 162m)
Map sheet TM25SE
Civil Parish HASKETON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Home Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular U-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a private track in an isolated location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings with modern sheds on site and to the side. (S2-5)

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.

Barn: On a NW-SE axis with a porch on the SW elevation. Timber-framed on a red brick plinth in modified Flemish bond, clad with black painted weatherboard. The roof is of corrugated iron, replacing an earlier, steeply pitched roof which is likely to have been thatched or pantiled. The opposing double doors are 20th century replacements but originally would have allowed horse drawn waggons to pass through to unload sheaves fro threshing in the cross draught. The barn has 5 bays and has undergone modification during conversion from a corn barn to a livestock accomodation.

Open fronted former cattle shed: added to the SW elevation of the barn in the late 19th century. The building has vertically planked SW and SE walls with a mid-rail on a red brick plinth. The roof is corrugated metal and the open fronted NW elevation has timber uprights with conrete bases.

Open fronted former cattle shed with a store at SW end: 2 open bays and2 closed bays forming a store room containing a tap for watering the cattle. The walls are vertically boarded with a mid rail, on a red brick plinth and the roof is corrugated metal.

Former milking parlour: Aligned on a NW/SE axis, it was added to the NW elevation of the barn in the late 19th century, leaving a brick wall, above which is the boarded gable end of this building. The roof is of clay pantiles and the walls are black painted vertical boards and the NE wall bas a brick wall with boarding on the upper half. There are two small pane non-casement windows situated high in the SW wall and two doorways in this elevation.

Open fronted former cattle shed: Late 19th century, 3 bay oopen frontedshed constructed of vertically planked black boarding on a brick plinth, with a corrugated meatl roof. The plinth is concrete rendered at the SW end. The NW elevation is adjacent to a path on the S side of a large pond.

Oprn fronted former cattle shed: This structure originated as a small early 20th century extension in the angle between the NW wall of the barn and the SW wall of one of the open fronted cattle sheds. Corrugated meatl, 3 bay, open fronted shed was added to the SW, creating a 4 bay cattle shed facing into the yard (S1).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Blanchflower, J.. 2017. Heritage Asset Assessment: Farm Buildings at Home Farm, Blacksmith's Lane, Hasketon, Woodbridge.
  • <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.

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Apr 20 2021 11:48AM

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